Drovers Tavern and Pottery Opening Celebrations

21st to 23rd June

Join us for a weekend of celebration as we open our newest Remaking Beamish exhibits, the 1820s Drovers Tavern and pottery!

To celebrate the opening of the new tavern and pottery, we will be holding a Georgian shindig on Friday, 21st June, at 11am, and continuing throughout the weekend with music and merriment.

Friday, 21st June:

  • Be there for the official opening of our new exhibits at 11am!
  • Hear speeches from Rhiannon Hiles, Beamish’s Chief Executive and Chris Loughran, Beamish’s Chair of Trustees, at 11am.
  • Be amazed by fantastic fire show performances during the day.
  • Try samples of our new Georgian-inspired tavern menu.
  • Enjoy traditional Georgian music and clog dancing.
  • See fascinating woodworking demonstrations.
  • From 12pm, take part in our Drover’s Challenge!
  • Have a go at making your own pottery creations.
  • Head to our Georgian stables to meet some of our animals!
  • Meet members of the The Durham Light Infantry (68th Regiment of Foot) re-enactment group.
  • Chat to our Gardens and Woodland Team at the quilter’s cottage.

Saturday, 22nd June:

  • Enjoy traditional Georgian music and clog dancing.
  • See fascinating coopering demonstrations.
  • Take part in our Drover’s Challenge!
  • Have a go at making your own pottery creations.
  • Head to our Georgian stables to meet some of our animals!
  • Meet members of the The Durham Light Infantry (68th Regiment of Foot) re-enactment group. The group will perform musket firing demonstrations during the afternoon.
  • Chat to our Gardens and Woodland Team at the quilter’s cottage.

Sunday, 23rd June:

  • Be amazed by the travelling magician!
  • Enjoy traditional Georgian music and clog dancing.
  • See fascinating coopering demonstrations.
  • Take part in our Drover’s Challenge!
  • Have a go at making your own pottery creations.
  • Head to our Georgian stables to meet some of our animals!
  • Meet members of the The Durham Light Infantry (68th Regiment of Foot) re-enactment group. The group will perform musket firing demonstrations during the afternoon.
  • Chat to our Gardens and Woodland Team at the quilter’s cottage.

As with all daytime events, visitors can use their Unlimited Pass or Friends of Beamish membership to visit.

Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, the Remaking Beamish project is supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Beamish reserves the right to alter events, activities, facilities, operations and opening times without prior notice.