Beamish Unlimited

The museum will be OPEN as planned on Sunday, 28th November from 10am.

If you have tickets booked for Father Christmas’ Grotto today (Sunday, 28th November), please go to The Pit Village cottages rather than Rowley Station.

Thanks again for everyone’s support and patience following the damage caused by Storm Arwen.


All visitors will need to pre-book an entry timeslot online in advance of their visit. Please read our essential information before booking your visit

Timeslot entry tickets for up to 24th December are available to book online now. Grotto tickets must be pre-booked online when booking timeslots (subject to availability).

Winter Opening Times

  • 1st November to 17th December (inclusive): Wednesday-Sunday, 10am to 4pm (closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
  • 18th December to 2nd January (inclusive): Open daily, 10am-4pm (closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

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