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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. 

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. 

Durham Amateur Football Trust Exhibition - 18th July to 27th July
Take a look at an exhibition to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Northern League - the second oldest league in the world, second only to the English Football League!

Football at Beamish - Saturday 26th July
In association with the Durham Amateur Football Trust Exhibition enjoy a number of football matches on the Events Field. Starting the competition will be an under 14s match at 12pm followed by games starring the Gateshead Cavaliers, The Beamish Livewires, The Pitz Miners and St Mary's and St Cuthberts playing from 1.15pm.  

Cricket at Beamish - every Sunday from 20th July to 31st August
Sit back and enjoy a period style cricket match on the Beamish Events Field and also take part in cricket skill workshops.



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: