Science Weekend 2024

16th & 17th March 2024

Try your hand at a whole host of superb science-based activities around the museum on 16th and 17th March as we celebrate British Science Week with Newcastle University.

Drop-in activities to run throughout the day:

  • Study spectroscopy in The 1900s Pit Village lamp cabin and experiment to see how different metals and atoms have different colours.
  • Sweet enough? Taste test sugars and sweeteners  in The 1900s Town Masonic Hall.
  • Learn about blood group chemistry in The 1900s Town Masonic Hall.
  • Build your own berry solar cells in the 1950s welfare hall.
  • Discover how medicines were developed in the 1950s welfare hall.
  • See blacksmithing demonstrations at The 1940s Farm.
  • Try your hand at Truchet tiles at 1820s Pockerley Old Hall.
  • Learn about butter-making at 1950s Spain’s Field Farm.

Timed activities through the day:

  • Colourful Chemistry lecture in The 1900s Pit Village chapel, 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
  • Royal Society Discussion in the upper classroom of The 1900s Pit Village school (Saturday) and band hall (Sunday) at 11.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm and 2pm.
  • Photography workshop (20 minutes) in The 1900s Town Bank Board Room (spaces must be booked at the bank on the day of your visit, on a first come, first served basis), 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm and 3pm.


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Use your Beamish Unlimited Pass or Friends of Beamish membership to take part in our Science Weekend.

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