1900s Town

Explore the 1900s Town and see how families lived and worked in the years leading up to the First World War.

Beamish Unlimited

UPDATE: Under the government’s COVID-19 national lockdown, the museum is currently closed.

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Discover life in a North East town in the years leading up to the First World War in our 1900s Town.

Herron’s Bakery

Watch delicious bread, cakes and biscuits being make using traditional Edwardian recipes – and why not buy a freshly-baked treat to take home?


See cars, motorcycles and bikes from our collection at the Beamish Motor & Cycle Works, which is a replica of a typical early 1900s garage.

Co-op Store

Browse the grocery, drapery and hardware departments of this store, which was moved from Annfield Plain, in County Durham. Can you remember your “divi” number?

Ravensworth Terrace

Visit the residents of Ravensworth Terrace, which originally stood in Gateshead. Brave the terrifying tales in the dentist’s surgery, pop into the music teacher’s house and see an Edwardian-style day at the office in the solicitor’s.

The Sun Inn

Pop in for a pint or a snack at the Sun Inn, a real traditional pub that was moved to Beamish from Bishop Auckland.

Town Stables

Visit the stables and carriage house, which represents a typical jobmaster’s yard, which would have hired out horses and vehicles.

Printer, Stationer & Newspaper Branch Office

Downstairs you’ll find the Sunderland Daily Echo and Northern Daily Mail branch office, and a stationer’s shop, where you can pick up some souvenirs from your visit. Upstairs is the printer’s shop where you can watch the press in action – perhaps treat yourself to some Eagle Press Print gifts too!

Sweet Shop

See mouth-watering sweets being made in the factory before choosing what traditional treats to take home. Will it be cinder toffee, bon bons or black bullets?

Click here for more information about the Sweet Shop.

If you own a shop or local business and would like to stock our delicious, handmade confectionery, you can find out more about wholesale sweets from Beamish Museum here.


Do you know your pounds, shillings and pence? Step into our bank see the coins, safes and strongrooms.

Masonic Hall

Discover the world of the Freemasons, in the hall, which features Masonic furnishings, objects and symbols.

W Smith’s Chemist and JR & D Edis Photographers

The chemist and photographers opened in May 2016 and include a dispensary, aerated waters section and a photography studio where visitors can have a picture taken in period costume.

Click here for more information about the photographers.

Click here to find out more about the chemist’s.

Redman Park

A beautiful spot to enjoy a rest, with a bandstand (originally from Saltwell Park in Gateshead) that regularly hosts brass band performances.


Try your hand at the sideshows.

Tea Rooms, 1900s Town

Stop off at the Tea Rooms where you’ll find a range of delicious hot and cold meals, using local ingredients where possible, along with mouth-watering cakes, scones, snacks and drinks.

Click here to view a Tea Rooms sample menu.