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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.

Home Guard drills at The 1940s Farm
Every Monday at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm & 4.30pm.

Join our Suffragette Rally in The 1900s Town
Every Tuesday at 11.30am.

Try out craft activities at Pockerley Old Hall
Every Wednesday, all day.

Practise the three Rs in a Victorian lesson in the Pit Village School
Every Thursday at 1pm & 2pm.

Brush up your circus skills on the Events Field
Every Thursday from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Meet The Pit Village animals, pit ponies, goats, canaries, pigeons and poultry
Every Friday, all day.

Magic water hop scotch by Heart Radio - 17th, 24th & 31st August 
Play magical hop scotch in our Pit Village School playground courtesy of Heart Radio. Invisible paint is placed on the floor and when water is thrown onto it, it magically appears... You'll have to see it to believe it! 

The Felling Day - Saturday 22nd August
The community from The Felling in Gateshead are coming to Beamish to celebrate the heritage of their area including 200 years of Education in Felling. The Felling Heritage Group will be telling the story of Rev John Hodgson in No.5 Pit Cottage, who set up the Old Parish School in 1815. In the Collections Study Room at the Regional Resource Centre, visit a display on the history of education and mining in Felling and Gateshead. Also, have a go at dolly peg making in the Pit Village School.

Beamish Colliery Cricket Tournament
Every Sunday from 1pm. Click here for more details.

Open Stores - Daily, 11am - 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 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

Pit Village beer tent and games - Daily, 10am - 5pm 
Enjoy some fun in the sun! Every weekend, school holiday and Bank Holiday families can try their hand at skittles, rope quoits, mini quoits, shove ha'penny, dominoes, pick-up sticks and noughts and crosses in The Pit Village. We also have a brand new beer tent, complete with a new bar, serving local ales. Come and have a pint!

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.


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