Beamish from Home

Discover the museum from home

Discover Beamish Museum from home!

We have reopened many of our indoor exhibits and attractions, and are running our 1950s buses. ALL visitors will need to pre-book an entry timeslot online in advance of their visit, including Friends of Beamish members and Beamish Unlimited Pass holders. We’re continuing to follow government instructions and guidance around coronavirus, with the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers our top priority as always. We’ll keep you all updated on our website and social media.

In the meantime, here are some ways you can enjoy a bit more of Beamish at home. We’ll continue adding new activities, so keep visiting us online!

  • Have a Beamish Singalong with volunteer Bill!

  • Fancy trying a Beamish hairstyle at home? Kirsty from our Costume Team takes us through how to do a 1950s chignon hairstyle.

  • Take a ride through the Georgian Landscape on the 1820s Pockerley Waggonway.

  • Enjoy a horse and carriage ride around the museum with Neils and Pico.

  • Try your hand at some Beamish style baking with these recipes from our very own Herron’s Bakery in The 1900s Town


  • Show off your quick wit by thinking up funny captions for these photographs!

Caption this!

Two of our 1900s Pit Village engagers having a chat.


Caption this!

Selecting 1950s hairstyles at our Festival of 50s.


Caption this!

A Georgian chap having a well earned rest in front of the fire at Pockerley Old Hall


Caption this!

A photograph from our collections. Funny face –  1890s



  • Save and print out one of our colouring in sheets!


Rowley Station colouring in sheet.


1950s Welfare Hall colouring in sheet


1900s Town Street with tram colouring in sheet.


  • Discover more about the museum:

1820s Pockerley

1900s Town

1900s Pit Village and 1900s Colliery

1940s Farm

1950s Welfare Hall

Rowley Station

Open Stores


  • Find out more about our transport collections, including trams, buses, steam engines and restoration work, on our blog Beamish Transport Online.


We would love to see photographs of you joining in with Beamish from Home activities. So please do post photographs of your baking, colouring and activity participation on our social media channels!