Easter Celebrations 2024

29th March to 1st April 2024

Join us as we celebrate the traditions of Easter, with lots of egg-cellent activities!

Travel back in time and discover how Easter was celebrated in the 1820s, early 1900s, 1940s and 1950s with a whole host of eggs-citing activities.

  • Take part in the Beamish Easter Egg Championships! Find the twelve Easter eggs hidden across the museum to earn a stamp on your certificate, will you find all the eggs and get a gold stamp? Pick up your trail from the Entrance when you arrive.
  • Head to the school in The 1900s Pit Village on Friday, 29th March to learn about Good Friday.
  • Make Easter wreaths in the school on Saturday, 30th March, Sunday 31st March and Monday, 1st April.
  • Try your hand at egg jarping at Pockerley Old Hall. Jarping is a game a little like conkers but with eggs! This activity will take place on Saturday, 30th March, Sunday, 31st March and Monday, 1st April.
  • Enjoy egg rolling in The 1900s Town park on Saturday, 30th March and Sunday, 31st March. **Due to weather conditions on Monday, 1st April, egg rolling will be replaced with an indoor activity – bookmark making in the Masonic Hall. **
  • Create a finger puppet at The 1940s Farm.
  • Craft Easter animal pom poms at Spain’s Field Farm.
  • Give egg catapulting a go at the welfare hall in The 1950s Town on Friday, 29th March and Saturday, 30th March and get ready to run with an egg and spoon race on Sunday 31st March and Monday, 1st April (weather permitting).
  • See traditional baking demonstrations and food displays across the museum. From lamb dinner and fish and chips to Simnel cake and hot cross buns, find out what Easter food would’ve been enjoyed in each area of the museum.

Our traditional Easter Celebrations are included in museum admission and are free to Beamish Unlimited Pass holders and Friends of Beamish members, pay once and visit free for a year!

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