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What's On This Month

THERE’S plenty to celebrate this month, we’ve got lots to keep the family entertained. There is no extra charge for the day time events; admission is included in the regular museum entry price.

Open Stores - Daily, 10am - 5pm
Step behind the scenes to see hundreds of exciting items from our vast, world-class collections – featuring everything from 1980s and 1950s objects to Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian artefacts. The store, located in the Regional Resource Centre is open daily from 10am to 5pm. 

North East Club for Pre-War Austins - Sunday 28th September
The annual Classic Car Day will be taking place again on 28th September on the Events Field. Organised by the North East Club for Pre-War Austins (NECPWA), we are expecting approximately 300 cars dating from 1920s onwards. 

PALs Battalions - 18th & 19th October
Find out about Pals Battalions when the Durham Pals hold a recruitment drive. See displays from Washington War Memorials Project, Durham County Records Office and community groups.

Great North Festival of Agriculture

Join us for a whole season celebrating the agricultural and rural heritage of North East England! The Festival of Agriculture runs from 4th September to 5th October and incorporates:

Agricultural Power from the Past - 4th to 7th September
An extravaganza of superb steam and horse power, plus agricultural displays, visiting engines, and lots more besides. 

Beamish Leek Show - 13th & 14th September
The annual contest will see home-grown vegetables and flowers battle it out in an attempt to take first prize!

Agricultural Show, 18th to 21st September
Come and be part of our traditional country show from the early 1900s. See displays, crafts, animals, stalls, food and join in with fun family activities. 

Hands on Heritage Skills (inc Quilter's Exhibition), 27th & 28th September
Try your hand at traditional skills, plus see the Quilters’ Exhibition.

Harvest Festival and Harvest Home, 4th & 5th October
Join the harvest celebrations, with dancing, song and fine feasts. 


See our calendar below for the dates of visiting Brass Bands and Choirs to the Museum.


Please note: Bands usually perform in the Redman Park Bandstand in the Town, and Choirs in the Pit Village Chapel. All times are approximate, please check with at admissions on the day of your visit for exact times.

All details correct at the time of publication. The Museum reserves the right to alter or withdraw any event without notice.

Please contact us if you have any queries. Tel: 0191 370 4000, email: