Pedal & Bus Power

Sat 24th - Sun 25th Mar 2018

Join us for our new event – Pedal & Bus Power!

From bicycles to buses, the whole museum will come alive with fantastic vehicles. You can even learn to ride a penny farthing with Mr Phoebus and discover a whole host of pedal-powered inventions and contraptions, from the dentist’s drill to velocipedes.

Ride on buses from the 1940s and 1950s and look at the buses on display, see magnificent cycles from the Friends of Beamish and Veteran Cycle Club and watch cycle maintenance demonstrations from Steel Town Cycles. A new 1936 speedway ride is also set to  be unveiled at the Fairground.

Explore the museum and spot the pedal-powered contraptions – see the drill in the Edwardian dentist’s surgery, hear the treadle-powered organ in the chapel, discover the lathe in pit cottage shed and objects from our collections on display in the Open Stores.

The new Pedal & Bus Power event, which runs on 24th & 25th March, signals the start of our Great North Festival of Transport.

As with all daytime events, you can use your Beamish Unlimited Pass to enjoy this special event.


Have a go at riding a Penny Farthing courtesy of Mr Phoebus!

Mr Phoebus Penny Farthing Experience

We’re really excited about our new event here at Beamish, as Old King Coal moves to June, we’ll have great fun over this Spring weekend with all things pedal power!

Paul Foster – Historic Events Officer


Beamish reserves the right to alter or change this programme at any time.