Friends of Beamish

Be amazed, be inspired. Be part of history. Be our Friend.

Want to make the most of your visits to Beamish? Join the Friends of Beamish and you’ll get a fantastic package of FREE entry, guidebook and quarterly magazine, plus great discounts and exclusive offers.

You’ll be giving vital support to one of the world’s greatest museums.

Be a supporter. Be our Friend.

By joining the Friends of Beamish, you’ll be helping to secure the future of The Living Museum of the North for future generations. The Friends have donated £887,000 since founding in 1967, helping museum projects such as Hetton Band Hall and Eston Church and buying Model T Fords.

Your subscription will also go towards restoration work carried out by the Friends.

Be rewarded. Be our Friend.

As a thank you for their valued support, Friends of Beamish members receive:

  • Unlimited FREE admission to Beamish during normal opening hours, including daytime events
  • 10% discount in museum catering and retail outlets
  • FREE copy of our quarterly Beamish Magazine (worth £12 a year)
  • FREE guidebook (worth £4.95)
  • Fantastic monthly talks by visiting speakers and regular opportunities for behind-the-scenes tours

A Gold Membership Package gives free admission PLUS half price admission for two guests on each visit.

Be involved. Be our Friend.

Some of our Friends of all ages volunteer their time to help the museum. You can be a Friend of Beamish without being a volunteer, but if you’d like to get involved you’d be made very welcome.

There are lots of ways to help, from using practical skills to restore vehicles and equipment, wearing costume in exhibits or at events, or providing admin support.

To visit the Friends of Beamish website please click here.

How to Join

Adult  £25 
Senior Citizen Individual £20
Adult Partners (at same address) £40
Semior Citizen Partners £32
Family (1 Adult + 2 Children)   £40
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)   £58
Family (2 Adults + 1 Child)   £50
Young Person (5 – 21 years)   £20
Gold Membership £50

Return this form, with a cheque/postal order to Friends of Beamish Membership, c/o Beamish, The Living Museum of the North, Beamish, Co Durham, DH9 0RG.

The Friends of Beamish is a registered charity (No. 1059959) and a limited company registered in England (No. 2987256). Registered office: The Friends’ Office, Beamish (The North of England Open Air Museum), Beamish, Co Durham, DH9 0RG.

What about a gift or legacy?

The Friends are very grateful for any gifts or legacies, whether large or small, which help crucial restoration projects and developments at Beamish. A £200,000 legacy was used to create the interior of Davy’s Fried Fish Shop, including the painstaking restoration of the beautiful ceramic tiles.