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
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Plan Your Visit
Beamish Unlimited Tickets & Admission Prices
Unlimited Tickets are not valid for Evening Events.
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets can be purchased online (see below) or from our Entrance.
0191 370 4000
31st October 2016 to 5th April 2017
Open daily, 10am to 4pm. Closed Mondays and Fridays from 2nd January to 17th February 2017.
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day & 2nd January 2017
Steam trains will be operating at Rowley Station during weekends and school holidays from 19th November to 24th December – trains will not be running from 27th to 31st December. British Kitchen open weekends until 17th February 2017. Drift Mine open daily but closed 12pm – 12.30pm until 31st December, open weekends from 3rd January to 17th February, then daily from 18th February until 26th February.
Due to essential maintenance work the Pit Village Chapel will be closed from 4th January 2017 for 6 weeks.
Last admission 3pm.
6th April 2017 to 29th October 2017
Open daily, 10am to 5pm.
Last admission 3pm.
For more information about our Beamish Unlimited Passes click here.
Dogs at Beamish
Find out more about bringing your dog to Beamish.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.
For details on how to get to the Regional Resource Centre, click here.
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 train station to Beamish Museum is Chester-le- Street, TransPennine Express run regular direct train services to Chester-Le-Street from Newcastle, Durham and Darlington. Save over 50% on train tickets when you book in advance with tpexpress.co.uk.
Once you arrive at Chester-le-Street there are regular bus services from the town centre to Beamish Museum which takes approx. 15 – 20 minutes.
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