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Beamish Unlimited

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Beamish Unlimited Tickets & Admission Prices

Unlimited Tickets are not valid for Evening Events

  • Adult Ticket - Beamish Unlimited £18.50
    Child (5 - 16 years) - Beamish Unlimited £10.50
    Senior - Beamish Unlimited £13.50
    Student - Beamish Unlimited £13.50
    Family (1 Adult + 2 Children) - Beamish Unlimited £34.50
    Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) - Beamish Unlimited £48.50
    Family (2 Adults + 1 Child) - Beamish Unlimited £42.50

0191 370 4000

Opening Times

2nd November 2015 to 3rd January 2016

Open daily, 10am to 4pm.
Closed Christmas Day & New Year’s Day.

Weekends & School Holidays; All period areas open.
Weekdays; 1900s Town, 1900s Pit Village, Colliery Yard and Tramway.
Last admission 3pm.

5th January 2016 to 12th February 2016

Open 5 days a week, 10am to 4pm.
Closed Monday and Friday.

Weekends; 1900s Town, 1900s Pit Village, 1940s Farm, 1820s Pockerley Old Hall and Tramway are all open.
Weekdays; 1900s Town, 1900s Pit Village and Tramway.
Last admission 3pm.

13th February 2016 to 21st February 2016

Open daily, 10am to 4pm.

All period areas open. Steam train rides can be taken at Rowley Station.
Last admission 3pm

22nd February 2016 to 18th March 2016

Open daily, 10am to 4pm.

Weekends; 1900s Town, 1900s Pit Village, 1940s Farm, 1820s Pockerley Old Hall, Pockerley Waggonway and Tramway are all open.
Weekdays; 1900s Town, 1900s Pit Village and Tramway.
Last admission 3pm.

19th March 2016 to 30th October 2016

Open daily, 10am to 5pm.

All period areas open. Steam train rides can be taken at Rowley Station on weekends.
Last admission 3pm.

For more information about our Beamish Unlimited Passes click here.

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Getting here

  • By Road
    • From the North and South – Follow the A1M to Junction 63 (Chester-le-Street exit), then the A693 towards Stanley for 4 miles, following the signs.

      From the West – Take the A68 to Castleside, near Consett, and follow the Beamish Museum signs along the A692 and A693 via Stanley.

      Sat-nav users – our postcode is DH9 0RG.

      For details on how to get to the Regional Resource Centre, click here.

  • By Bus
    • Waggonway service 28/28A offers regular buses from Newcastle City Centre, Gateshead, Birtley, Ouston and Chester-le-Street. Buses run every 30 minutes on Monday to Saturday daytimes and hourly in the evening and on Sundays. Connections with other bus, train or metro services can be made in Newcastle, Gateshead and Chester-le-Street. Due to the construction of a new roundabout at High Handenhold on the A693, there will be some disruption to the Waggonway service 28/28A. Passengers catch the 28/28A as usual and get off at Twizell, where a shuttle bus will pick passengers up and transport to the museum.  This will work in reverse for the return journey.

      Service 128 provides a direct link with Durham City Centre. Buses run hourly on Saturdays throughout the summer season.. The 128 offers convenient connections with trains at Durham railway station and with other bus services at Durham bus station.

      Coast & Country service 8 runs every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday from Sunderland Interchange, via Washington, Chester-le-Street and Stanley.

      Click here to visit the Go North East website for full details and timetables.

      Click here  to find out about The Key – Go North East’s smartcard and smartphone app that makes travelling by bus easier, cheaper and more secure.

      Click here to visit the Traveline website to plan a journey.

      Travel to Beamish Museum on any Go North East bus and get 25% discount on a standard individual admission charge.

      Explorer North East – The only regionwide integrated public transport ticket, enabling you to travel the length and breadth of the region on local bus services operated by participating companies.

      From the Scottish Borders throughout Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham, Teesside and North Yorkshire the Explorer North East ticket gives you the freedom to plan your days out…

      Click here to find out more.

  • By Rail
    • The closest main-line station is Newcastle upon Tyne, with Service buses running from the city centre to the Beamish Entrance gates.

  • By Air
    • Newcastle International Airport is the largest airport in North East England, flying to more than 85 destinations worldwide.  Sixteen miles from Beamish.

  • By Sea
    • Car ferry services operate into Newcastle upon Tyne from Scandinavia and Holland. Contact DFDS Seaways for more information.

  • By Bicycle
    • National Cycle Network, Route No. 7, the C2C, runs past the Beamish Entrance gates. Linked to Durham Station via Route 14.1. Bike racks available.


  • Beamish Museum
  • Beamish
  • County Durham
  • DH9 0RG

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