About Us

Beamish's purpose and guiding principles.


A living, working museum that uses its collections to connect with people from all walks of life and tells the story of everyday life in the North East of England

3 guiding principles in how Beamish works:

  • Putting our visitors first in everything we do
  • Genuine community engagement – enabling participation in the making of the museum, the activities and stories that we tell, creating  enduring, meaningful and diverse connections
  • Self-reliance and entrepreneurial spirit – always looking for new opportunities to innovate and grow to reach more people.