Hands-on Heritage Skills

Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd Sep 2018

On Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September 2018, come along and have a go at some traditional skills at Beamish.

The weekend forms part of our month long Festival of Agriculture which celebrates the agricultural and rural heritage of the North East of England.

Head to our 1940s Farm, 1800s area and 1900s Pit Village where you can try your hand at and enjoy many traditional crafts, learn about their history and their purpose in each area. Learn about our future plans for our 1800s area with loads of fun activities to join in with.

We’ll have a huge range of activities for you to see and get involved with, including:

  • Wattle and Daub in the 1800s area
  • Traditional pottery in the 1800s area
  • Stone carving at Eston Church
  • Corn dolly making in Pockerley Old Hall
  • Have a go at Northumbrian Pipes at Pockerley
  • Birds of Prey demonstrations at Pockerley
  • Chutney making in The 1940s Farm
  • Knitting, patchwork and lace making demonstraions at The 1940s Farm
  • Basket making at The 1940s Farm
  • Sewing demonstrations in The Pit Village chapel
  • See the Blacksmith working in the forge in The Colliery Yard

If you can’t wait for Hands on Heritage, why not take a look at the range of Traditional Experiences we offer at the museum by clicking here?

If you’ve ever visited Beamish and thought “I’d love to have a go at that!” then this is the event for you!

Paul Foster – Historic Events Officer

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As with all daytime events, you can use your Unlimited Pass!