Cost varies on group size, KS2 & KS3

The Museum offers the opportunity for schools and youth groups to camp overnight.

Camping at Beamish Museum offers a unique opportunity for children to experience visiting the museum when open and closed!

Duration: 2 days, 1 night

We can help plan your visit, and a typical camping experience involves:

Day 1 – arrival and settle into camp, before setting off to explore the museum for the day; it’s tea-time and a fish & chip supper will be served in our very own Davy’s Fried Fish Shop; after tea, children can take an evening walk, games, camp fire songs and stories and a delicious hot chocolate before bedtime!

Day 2 – after an early morning rise and breakfast, the group will pack up before 10am, ready to explore the museum for a second day when it opens at 10am.  You then have the full day to enjoy the museum before home time!

Target Age: Key stage 2 and 3


Groups of 15 or more – £36 per child; Groups of 30 or more – £31 per child

We offer one free adult place for every 5 children to help facilitate the visit (additional adults are charged at £26 per adult).


Why not enhance your visit by adding learning activities to your package or a packed lunch on Day 2 (price on application).

Tents can be provided (subject to availability/number camping), and equipment such as sleeping bags and mats must be brought by the school/children.

Badges – we have our very own woven Beamish Badge that your campers can keep as a reminder of their night at the museum! Badges cost £2.50.  To order, please contact our Bookings Team,
tel 0191 370 4026 or email

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