We offer excellent day admission rates for groups visiting in parties of fifteen or more, daytime special events at no extra charge, free coach parking and a winning day for everyoneRead More
Plan your visit
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Plan Your Visit
Tickets & Admission Prices
0191 370 4000
Summer Opening Times
28th March to 1st November 2015
Open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm. All period areas open; 1900s Town, 1900s Pit Village, Colliery, 1940s Farm, 1820s Pockerley Old Hall, 1820s Pockerley Waggonway and Tramway.
Steam train rides can be taken at Rowley Station on weekends.
Last admission 3pm.
Winter opening times
3rd November 2015 to 18th March 2016
Open 5 days a week from 10am to 4pm. Closed Monday and Friday.
Weekends; 1900s Town, 1900s Pit Village, 1940s Farm, 1820s Pockerley Old Hall, Rowley Station and Tramway are all open.
Midweek (Tuesday – Thursday); 1900s Town, 1900s Pit Village and Tramway.
Last admission 3pm.
For more information about our Beamish Unlimited Passes click here.
Dogs at Beamish
Dogs are allowed on site but we do ask dog owners to stick to our strict guidelines. Dogs are very welcome but should be kept on a lead and accompanied at all times.Learn more
Explore Beamish with our own mapRead More
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.
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.
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.
The closest main-line station is Newcastle upon Tyne, with Service buses running from the city centre to the Beamish Entrance gates.
Newcastle International Airport is the largest airport in North East England, flying to more than 85 destinations worldwide. Sixteen miles from Beamish.
Car ferry services operate into Newcastle upon Tyne from Scandinavia and Holland. Contact DFDS Seaways for more information.
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
- County Durham
- DH9 0RG
Visitor enquiries, main switchboard and online ticket purchase enquiries
- T: 0191 370 4000 (9.00am - 4.00pm, Mon-Fri)
- F: 0191 370 4001
- E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Places to Stay
Here are some useful links to help you plan your stay, including local information guides and local accommodation providers for both County Durham and Tyne and Wear.Read More
Beamish is a large open air Museum with many historic buildings and some uneven surfaces and steep slopes. An accessible bus provides transport around the site and accessible toilets are located in most areas.Read More