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 the visitors first in everything we do
  • Genuine community engagement – enabling participation in the making of the museum, creating enduring connections
  • Self-reliance – an entrepreneurial spirit looking for new opportunities to grow and reach more people