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Tourism campaign invites visitors to step back in time.

April 27th 2017

Beamish is taking part in a new national tourism campaign, aimed at promoting County Durham’s diverse and fascinating heritage.

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All Aboard!

April 19th 2017

Did you know that England’s only cog railway is at Beamish? And visitors can have a go on the unique 7¼ inch gauge track during special events?

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Beamish named in prestigious awards shortlist

April 7th 2017

Beamish has been voted as a finalist in the national 2017 Group Travel Awards by readers of Group Travel Organiser magazine.

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The Great North Steam Fair 6th – 9th April

April 6th 2017

The Great North Steam Fair is in full swing, where we have an amazing line-up of over 100 vehicles and locomotives in action and on view at the museum.

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Record Hours for Beamish Volunteers

March 22nd 2017

Our fantastic volunteers contributed a record-breaking 49,614 hours in 2016!

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Afternoon Tea at Beamish!

March 20th 2017

Starting on Mothers’ Day we are introducing our very own afternoon tea - in true Edwardian style.

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Beamish Awarded Best Told Story

March 16th 2017

Beamish has been honoured by VisitEngland for the amazing job our staff and volunteers do in sharing the stories of the region's heritage.

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Record visitor numbers for Beamish!

January 12th 2017

Beamish welcomed a record-breaking 747,651 visitors during 2016 – up by 11 per cent.

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Sleeping on the museum's Town street to help the homeless

December 13th 2016

Beamish’s Paul Marron is sleeping rough on the 1900s Town street to raise money to help homeless and vulnerable people.

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Golden Hat-trick at Tourism Awards

November 23rd 2016

Great news! We’re celebrating being named the region’s Large Visitor Attraction of the Year for the third year in a row.

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Calling All Choirs for Christmas!

November 15th 2016

Beamish is looking for choirs to perform during their 2016 Christmas season.

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Mary Ann Cotton’s Teapot at Beamish!

November 14th 2016

Did you know that we have objects in our collection which reputedly belonged to the infamous Cotton?

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