Beamish Flower Trail


Do you know which part of the marshmallow flower was used to make the delicious treat? How much money did the Royal British Legion raise the first year they sold poppies in 1921? Can you name the five different colours of pansies that can be grown? Find out the answers to these questions and many more with our fabulous flower trail!

There are 20 colourful flowers blooming in the windows around Beamish, watch out for them as you travel around the museum. Tick the flowers off when you find them and discover the answers to the fascinating floral facts.

A member of Beamish staff completing the Beamish Flower Trail

The flowers can be found at the Entrance, in The 1900s Pit Village, The 1900s Colliery, The 1820s Landscape, the 1950s welfare hall, The 1900s Town, The 1940s Farm and the bus depot!

Plus, using the colours you’ve found in the flowers around the museum, you can colour in your very own flower. Take a photograph of your colourful creation and send it to the email address on the bottom of the trail sheet to collect your certificate!

Download a copy of the flower trail here and discover fascinating floral facts on your next visit to the museum.

Under Step 3 of the roadmap, 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. Book your timeslot tickets here.

Beamish is continuing to follow government and public health COVID-19 safety guidance and reserves the right to alter events, activities, facilities, operations and opening times without prior notice.