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Are you ready for our most terrifying Halloween Evenings yet!? Once again Beamish will open its gates after hours and be transformed into the UN-Living Museum of the North. Visit the Waggonway Wizardi...
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Beamish is delighted to have been shortlisted in the North East England Tourism Awards 2014. The Museum is a finalist in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category in the region’s “...
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NEW for 2014 - Christmas Exclusives for Groups at BeamishIf you’re looking for something new and extra special for your group this Christmas, then Beamish is the place to go. From 15th November...
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An incredibly talented painter who spent three decades working in the mines, Norman Cornish died, aged 94, in August 2014. The studio from his Spennymoor home was donated to Beamish just months befor...
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Mr Alexander's Travelling Show is making his first ever appearance at Beamish, at the annual Agricultural Show running from 18th to 21st September. This fabulous showman, with his unique and capt...
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Get involved with the Festival of Agriculture! The Great North Festival of Agriculture, from the 4th September to 5th October, is a whole season celebrating the agricultural and rural heritage of Nort...
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The Great North Festival of Agriculture at Beamish gets underway on Thursday, 4th September, with Agricultural Power from the Past. This four-day spectacular will showcase the power behind the great...
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We’re thrilled to announce that Matthew Henderson, Beamish’s Live Events & Promotions apprentice has been crowned as County Durham’s Tourism Superstar for 2014. The announcement was ...
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Staff and volunteers from Beamish Museum in County Durham are celebrating today after receiving initial support* for a £10.75 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to help build their amb...
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May 7th 2014
The new Sinkers’ Bait Cabin has opened in The Pit Village!The catering cabin has replaced the Pitman’s Pantry and offers indoor seating, a nice warm fire and scrumptious ice cream (don&rsq...
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May 2nd 2014
JiggleBeamers – UpdateOne week to go until the first JiggleBeamers session takes place in the Band Hall. We have had a massive amount of interest from people wanting to bring little ones to play...
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Lambs, chicks and piglets have all been welcomed into the 1940s at our farm!  The very popular sow, Molly, has had 6 piglets and Victoria has had 8 this Easter. Graham Waite, an Engager at Beamish, s...
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April 24th 2014
JiggleBeamers - new drop-in session for families with pre-school children.Bring your little ones along to our new weekly play session in the Pit Village Band Hall.  Children can play with toys, meet...
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February 6th 2014
Beamish is celebrating a record year, with more people than ever before visiting our award-winning living museum. Over the past 12 months an incredible 589,474 visitors have passed through our gates...
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January 21st 2014
Were you or one of your relatives a Bevin Boy? Do you have Bevin Boy memories or memorabilia? Beamish Museum would really like to hear from you. Beamish, along with local community groups and schoo...
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We're delighted to announce that 1928-built Blackpool Tram 167 is due to visit the Museum from late January until the end of April, on loan from the National Tramway Museum at Crich. 167 is curr...
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LOOK out for Land Girls and air raid wardens at Home Farm from next February when it moves to the Second World War era. The farm will be transformed to tell the story of North East life during the wa...
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Members of the Friends of Beamish recently took part in the filming of a forthcoming series being produced for ITV starring a very familiar face. The programme, called “I Never Knew That About B...
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November 26th 2013
The museum is looking to set up a Young Engineers Club at the Museum, with after school sessions taking place at the Regional Heritage Engineering Centre for young people aged 12 – 15 years.  T...
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November 1st 2013
If you've been inspired by the delicious Christmas cooking at Pockerley Old Hall and Home Farm, why not have a go yourself? We have some traditional Christmas recipes for you to download and try...
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BEAMISH is appealing for 1930s objects – from an Anderson shelter to kitchenware - as Home Farm prepares to move to the Second World War era. We’re asking people to donate items for use a...
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To celebrate the Investec Ashes coming to Chester-le-Street in August, Beamish held its first ever Colliery Cricket Tournament. Belmont Cricket Club, Knights Cricket Club, Littletown Cricket Club and...
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Brothers Proggy and Clippy have been causing all sorts of tabby trouble in the Pit Village. You can spot them running around the school or lazing in front of the fire in the Pit Cottages. The Town and...
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October 10th 2013
Remember, Remember - Beamish Bonfire & Firework Spectacular! 2nd & 5th November 2013. Following on from the amazing Bonfire & Firework Evening at Beamish in 2012, the award-winning County Durham museu...
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BEAMISH will collect a Weardale farm as part of our future 1950s development. Spain’s Field Farm, in Eastgate, near Stanhope, County Durham, will be moved from its current location and rebuilt a...
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Belmont Cricket Club and Knights Cricket Club from Durham City are set to battle it out in the Grand Final of an Edwardian-style cricket match at the Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground at 3p...
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Beamish are to rescue Hexham Goods Stables from re-development plans with the aim of reconstructing them within The Town at a future date. Hexham Goods Stables is a brick and slate building dating fro...
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VISITORS enjoyed everything from welly wanging and traditional crafts to ploughing and prize-giving at our Show of Agriculture. Thousands of people attended the four-day celebration, which is part of ...
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A DELICIOUS taste of the past is on offer from our latest exhibit, the Bakery, which has just opened its doors. Joseph Herron, Baker and Confectioner, officially launched at 1pm on 12th September in o...
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Pupils of South Hetton Primary School celebrated the recent rebuilding of Hetton Silver Band Hall at Beamish by participating in a Heritage Lottery Fund project ‘Celebrating Community Heritage&r...
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The Beamish Music and Theatre Company will be made up from staff and volunteers and during its first year there are ambitious plans - to stage a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury...
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Beamish has teamed up with groups in Chester-le-Street to celebrate their sporting heritage. Cornerstone Youth Project, Chester-le-Street Heritage Group, Aspire CIC women's training centre and D...
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STEP “behind the scenes” and discover an amazing array of objects from Beamish’s collections in our new Open Store.  Visitors will be able to see hundreds of exciting items from our...
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JARS of fruit and vegetables – preserved 103 years ago – have been donated to Beamish. The 15 jars, including carrots, peas, asparagus, cherries, are from a collection that belonged to gr...
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SUFFRAGETTES from Beamish cycled 10 miles through Tyneside on Museum bikes, with a team of Museum staff in Edwardian costume, wearing “Votes for Women” sashes, taking part in the Virgin Mo...
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A FASCINATING new book, Traditional Food in Northumbria, has been launched at Beamish Museum. The book, by food historian Peter Brears, is the first major study of the traditional, regional foods of ...
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The very cream of Durham’s heritage attractions gathered at Beamish – The Living Museum of the North, to mark the launch of the latest stage in a national marketing campaign to bring visit...
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On Saturday 8th June 2013, a throng of Suffragettes, Suffragists and anti-Suffragette demonstrators will invade the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. We're marking the 100th anniversary of the death ...
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What have a proggy mat, steam winding engine and painting of the Durham Ox got in common? They’re all Beamish items featured in a new History of the North East in 100 Objects exhibition. Our Pe...
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For the third year running Beamish worked with the Alzheimer’s Society to support their annual Dementia Awareness Week™ from the 20th-25th May 2013. The Museum was the venue for Alzheimer&...
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A POPULAR ice cream parlour is coming to Beamish – and we’d love to hear your memories. The interior of John’s Cafe, in Wingate, County Durham, is set to be given a new home at the ...
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A £1 1/2 million award from Arts Council England will provide a huge opportunity for the people of East Durham to shape their cultural experience over the next 3 years. Generating inspiring, engaging...
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After Anthony Gales, our Head of Operations, came runner up in the Tourism Superstar Award recently we are back on the awards trail – this time for “Kids In Museums”. The 2013 Teleg...
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In conjunction with Durham Creatives, Beamish Museum is hosting a series of free workshops for anyone with a creative spark who lives or works in County Durham and is thinking about starting a creativ...
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Beamish Museum will be hosting the second in a series of meetings of the EU Grundtvig funded ‘Re-active’ project on Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd April 2013. Representatives from museums in...
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Six new Shetland ponies have arrived at Beamish! Silver Lining is the only new gelding of the group. He and his lady friends Milkyway, Maygold, Tippet, Briar and Aurora Borealis were brought to the ...
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We’re celebrating a special anniversary at Beamish – 40 years of the Tramway. Whilst the Museum itself opened in 1970, our Tramway followed soon after! Beamish has the busiest heritage t...
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THE hunt for a range for Hetton Silver Band Hall has ended in success. The 101-year-old building is due to open its doors at Beamish in May, after being moved, brick by brick, from Hetton-le-Hole, on ...
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On International Women’s Day 2013, staff from Beamish Museum along with students from Thomas Hepburn Community School and Then & Now community group will come together to celebrate a momentous f...
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VOTE for Anthony! Our very own Mr Beamish, Anthony Gales, is in the final of VisitEngland’s Tourism Superstar 2013. Anthony is our Head of Operations and is always on hand, with a smile, to hel...
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February 15th 2013
Westwick Jock, or Sam to his friends, is our newest resident - A seven year old Dales Pony. He was originally bred in Middleton in Teesdale and came to Beamish from Keighley Town Council, who had bou...
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February 14th 2013
We have launched our campaign to collect 20th Century objects as part of our exciting future development plans, which include a 1950s town and farm. To mark the Great Donate, we recreated an archive ...
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January 12th 2013
SPENDING his days working on Beamish’s trams and old vehicles, Tom Dorney has a job that would make many people green with envy.  Tom started at the Museum as a trainee on an Engineering Herita...
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FROM a Hollywood film pioneer to a popular roller rink, families have uncovered the fascinating history of Stanley. Staff from Beamish helped children investigate the area’s past, such as famou...
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A BRASS band has donated £10,000 to help rebuild its former practice hall at Beamish. Music will soon be played again at the 101-year-old Hetton Silver Band Hall, which is being restored to its forme...
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January 2nd 2013
Visitors can get a real taste of the past at our Edwardian bakery.At Herron's in The 1900s Town, you can see bakers at work using traditional recipes and can buy freshly made bread, biscuits and c...
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December 19th 2012
READ all about it – the first issue of our new magazine is out now. The Beamish Magazine, which incorporates The Friends of Beamish newsletter, will be published quarterly, packed with the late...
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December 4th 2012
CHRISTMAS wouldn’t be the same without delicious festive food, so we’re giving visitors a real taste of Christmas past by cooking traditional fare in our Edwardian, Victorian and Georgian ...
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November 27th 2012
Southwick Library and Monkwearmouth Library are opening their doors to local children, parents and community members on Saturday, 1st December. This is part of a fascinating project exploring and re...
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IS it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Father Christmas! Santa Claus arrived at Beamish in style when he landed in RAF Boulmer’s magnificent Sea King helicopter. Crowds watched in amazeme...
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DO you have memories of childhood trips to Beamish? Or did you take some fantastic photographs during a recent visit? If so, we want to hear from you. Would you like to share your favourite Beamish s...
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 BEAMISH is playing host to a special visitor – a Blackpool Coronation tram, and the 50ft-long Blackpool No 304 has arrived at the Museum from the Lancastrian Transport Trust (LTT) and will be w...
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September 14th 2012
WORK is complete on rebuilding Hetton Silver Band Hall in its new home here at Beamish Museum. The 100-year-old practice hall was taken down from South Market Street, in Hetton-le-Hole, and moved, br...
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September 12th 2012
A TASTE of pit village life will be served up to Beamish visitors thanks to our new addition – a communal bread oven. We have fired up the new facility, which recreates a traditional bread oven...
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September 11th 2012
PRIZE leeks, beautiful blooms and finest vegetables were on display at Beamish’s Growing Your Own event. The traditional show was held at the Museum’s Pit Village at the weekend, as part o...
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FLAG-waving crowds gathered to welcome a 135-year-old former resident back to Seaham – No 18 steam locomotive, Lewin.  The shunting engine which worked at Seaham Harbour for 93 years, is now pa...
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August 17th 2012
KNITTERS from across the globe have answered our appeal for volunteers. More than 150 people from as far afield as Australia, Finland, the USA and across the UK got in touch after we asked for help t...
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EVER wanted to drive a tram or learn to make a proggy mat? How about trying your hand at Victorian Christmas cooking or beekeeping? Well now’s your chance.From baking days and festive foliage a...
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August 1st 2012
Calling all knitters!! Please pick up your needles and join our army of volunteers to work from home and support the work we do in schools and communities. We are appealing for the help of experience...
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Beamish played host to 14 schools from around County Durham taking part in an Edwardian Sports Day at Beamish on Wednesday 27th June 2012.  The sports day was part of the ‘One Big Event’...
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The North East will host a Flame Celebration at Beamish Museum on the 24 August as part of an event marking the Paralympic Games. The region has been given the opportunity to collect a splinter of t...
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The Olympic Torch Relay has been making its way through the region, and will arrive in Durham City Centre tomorrow evening (Saturday 16th June at 5.59pm) with a little help from Beamish.  Our 1920s Ma...
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Two hundred years ago on 25 May 1812 at 11:30am 92 men and boys, died in an explosion at John Pit in the Felling, Gateshead. This was a major mining tragedy in the community and a disaster of great hi...
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In a time when post World War II prefabricated houses are being either demolished or completely refurbished, a unique project to save some for posterity is just beginning here at Beamish.  A block o...
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We are delighted to announce that Beamish was named as ‘Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2012’ at a glittering ceremony in Leicester last night at the annual VisitEngland Awards for Ex...
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Wednesday 1st May 2013 marks exactly 71 years since the day that Beamish Village was hit by 3 bombs, killing eight people and severely injuring many more.  Leading up to the day, the Museum has been ...
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April 16th 2012
We’re celebrating here at Beamish, as we're finalists for no less than four awards, including a Visit England Award for Excellence 2012.  Visit England Awards for Excellence 2012 Beami...
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On 29th March, Friends of Beamish Chairman John Grundy, assisted by ex-Hetton Silver Band member Glenis Smith, cut the first turf in preparation for the rebuilding of Hetton Silver Band Hall at Beami...
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April 11th 2012
We're delighted to announce that we'll be starring in Brick by Brick - Rebuilding our Past, which will be aired on BBC2 at 9pm on Friday, 13th April 2012, and tells the story of Davy's, ou...
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Beamish Museum's Learning and Access team have been working in partnership with Sunderland AFC Foundation to provide schools and local residents in Sunderland North fantastic opportunities to expl...
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We are delighted to announce the arrival of Blackpool ‘Boat’ car 605 (originally 233) to the Museum after striking a deal with the tram's owners, the Lancastrian Transport Trust.The tr...
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Beamish and Bowes Museum in County Durham have won national funding from the Arts Council today that could be worth as much as £2 million over the next three years. The two award-winning museums have...
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This half term, join Beamish and the Silksworth Community to commemorate the 1891 Silksworth Evictions. You can get involved in reenactments and soak up the community spirit as the Pit Village, Co...
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Well, the decorations are down and Father Christmas and his helpers are on holiday for another year, so we decided to pause for a quick breather and look back over the last 12 months. We had a great 2...
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December 20th 2011
Merry Christmas from everyone at Beamish!Whether you can come and celebrate this festive season with us, or not, we’d like to share some Christmas treats from our collections with you. Press p...
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On Tuesday 29th November, members of the Beamish Museum Learning and Access team attended the Sandford Awards prizegiving. The prestigious ceremony was held in Durham Cathedral and presented by Profes...
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November 22nd 2011
Anyone who comes to Beamish will know just how enthusiastic and committed our volunteers are, making a huge contribution of time, ideas and sheer hard work to make ensure that visitors have an enjoy...
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As Armistice Day approaches, it brings to mind Beamish’s Learning and Access team who recently worked with schools and the community in Birtley to remember the Belgian community which lived in E...
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October 30th 2011
St Helen’s Church in Eston, now a suburb of Middlesbrough, was abandoned in the mid-1980s. Due to continued attack by vandals, the Council decided to demolish it because of its ruinous state. Be...
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Beamish was named as ‘Best Large Attraction’ at the North East England Tourism Awards last night (6th October 2011) at a glittering ceremony at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland. Th...
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October 1st 2011
Here at Beamish we are celebrating the exciting new arrival of 9 Saddleback piglets! Two of our Saddleback pigs Victoria and Albert are the proud parents of 9 children, which just happens to be the sa...
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September 21st 2011
Our Learning Team have again scooped a presitgious Sandford Award for Heritage Education as reward for all of their hard work in recent times. The Heritage Education Trust recognises and promotes good...
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September 20th 2011
On Sunday 28th September 2014, Beamish is hosting its annual Classic Car Day. The North East Club for Pre-War Austins have organised the event, in which 300 vehicles dating from 1920 onwards, will be...
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The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded £300,000 to the Celebrating Community Heritage project, a three year project which will be run by Beamish Museum. The project will involve communities, schools a...
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Two groups from Age UK Gateshead have had very different visits to Beamish in the last two weeks.  A social group which aims to give vulnerable older people opportunities to socialize came to sample...
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August 11th 2011
In June and July 2011, the Learning and Access team at Beamish hosted seven Victorian Picnics for twelve classes of Victorian schoolchildren. Six picnics were held at Beamish Museum and one was held a...
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August 9th 2011
On Thursday 28th July 2011, Berriman's Chip Van visited Northumbria University Gallery in Newcastle. The visit was to mark the opening of an exhibition of work by local artist Norman Cornish. Ber...
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On the 12th July we took the famous Berriman's chip cart back home to Spennymoor Town Centre for a day to gather memories of residents who remembered buying chips from the van many years ago. The ...
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Over the past year pupils from Annfield Plain Infant and Junior Schools have been working on a community project called “Our Community, Our Future, Our Responsibility,' a project which cele...
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The new Accesible Tea Rooms ramp has now been completed in the Town which allows easier access to the recently refurbished Tea Rooms for visitors, particularly wheelchair and pushchair users. Built wi...
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Morpeth First School are celebrating one hundred years of education at Goosehill with lots of exciting events including an extra special visit to Beamish.  On Friday 1st of July the whole school came ...
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On Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th July 2011, Beamish Museum will provide a special opportunity for people living with a dementia and their friends and families to enjoy a step back in time together.  ...
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29th May 2011 marks the 60th Anniversary of the Easington Colliery Pit disaster, in which sparks from a mechanical coal cutter ignited a pocket of gas and resulted was a massive explosion claiming the...
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On Saturday, 21st May, Hetton Lyons Primary School held its annual maypole dancing day. This year the event was held to raise funds for the rebuilding of Hetton Silver Band Hall at Beamish Museum. ...
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May 12th 2011
Beamish Museum is excited to announce recently purchased Victorian 0-4-4T Steam Locomotive Dunrobin and its private saloon (No. 58A) has sailed its way safely across the Atlantic to the UK.Dunrobin on...
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Durham Miner's Association Brass Band are supporting Hetton Lyons Primary School to raise money to rebuild the former Hetton Bandroom at Beamish Museum.  The school choir and Durham Miner's As...
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April 1st 2011
Spring, as they say, has definitely sprung and the 2011 high season at Beamish begins on Saturday 2nd April. The whole of the museum is open again and it’s time to get out for some family fun &n...
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March 8th 2011
As part of celebrations for International Women's Day, Beamish Suffragettes were invited along to a service held at St Mary's Church in Morpeth. The churchyard is the location of the grave of ...
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February 23rd 2011
Last weekend there was a strong Beamish presence at nearby Tanfield Railway , who were celebrating the role of the humble freight train with their 'On the Waggon' weekend. Despite the less tha...
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February 11th 2011
With Valentine's day fast approaching, we've had a look into the history of the day and also delved into our object collections and unearthed all manner of romantic mementoes.  The history of ...
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February 8th 2011
One of the community groups involved with our Steam Farms project last year have gone on to see their work on public display in the Cheviot Centre and Tourist Information in Wooler.Residents of Horsdo...
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Willington Church of England Primary travels to Beamish Museum. Pupils from Willington  Church of England Primary School and their families, along with children and parents from Leadgate SureStart Cen...
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January 14th 2011
2010 was a very busy year at the Museum, with lots of new arrivals, events and onsite developments. We took a look back through our photos from the year to reflect on what happened. We marked the 4...
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December 21st 2010
WITH all of the recent heavy snowfall that has engulfed the UK, we decided to take a look through our photographic archive and see just how things compare nowadays to times gone by. As you can see in ...
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Rural memories are brought to life by a collage of memories from the residents of Wooler thanks to our outreach team.     Schools in the area have been discovering how work on the farm was done before...
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January 1st 1970
2010 saw the beginnings of work at Beamish to rebuild St.Helen's, a church of Medieval origin, which we originally saved from demolition in Eston, Teesside back in 1998.   The Church dates back t...
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WORK has recently started on the process of re-creating a set of colliery stables in our Pit Village. Stables were an essential building in any colliery, and after our recent horsey additions we felt ...
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