Visitors need to pre-book for 10am, 11am and 12pm timeslots to help us manage the flow of visitors through our Entrance building during our busiest times, but if you are visiting from 1pm onwards, you can just turn up and won’t need to pre-book (last admission is one hour before closing time). Find out more here.
The safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers is always our first priority and we continue to have a range of COVID-19 Secure measures in place. We ask that all visitors (unless exempt) wear a face covering when visiting Mahogany Drift Mine and on our transport. We also support the wearing of face coverings in all indoor spaces.
Eating at Beamish
- Tea Rooms (takeaway, indoor seating)
- The Sun Inn pub (takeaway, indoor seating)
- Herron’s Bakery (takeaway)
- Jubilee Confectioners Sweet Shop (takeaway)
- Beamish Delicious Ices (open)
1900s Pit Village
- Davy’s fish and chip shop – currently closed for maintenance (takeaway). Try our famous fish and chips, made in coal-fired ranges using beef dripping! This working exhibit uses traditional cooking methods, which means there may be queues during busy periods. Please note, vegetarian and gluten-free options are not currently available. We apologise for any inconvenience.
- Sinkers’ Bait Cabin (takeaway)
- Welfare hall (takeaway and indoor seating)
- Middleton’s Quality Fish and Chips (takeaway)
- John’s Café (takeaway and indoor seating)
- Coffee Shop (takeaway, indoor seating)
Shopping at Beamish
If you want to take home a reminder of your visit, you can purchase unique Beamish items and souvenirs in our Museum Shop at our Entrance, as well as Jubilee Confectioners, Herron’s Bakery and our stalls in The 1900s Town.
Browse traditional products ranging from tea, coffee and biscuits to items handprinted in our Eagle Press Print Works including cards, bags, calendars, posters and notebooks.
You’ll also find unique souvenirs featuring exclusive 1900s Town designs such as postcards inspired by originals in our collections, enamel signs based on the Beamish businesses, coasters, magnets and mugs.
There are also traditional toys and games available, based on those you would find in Edwardian Britain, as well as a wide range of bespoke stationery.
Watch delicious bread, cakes and biscuits being made using Edwardian recipes. Why not treat yourself to a freshly-baked treat to take home?
You can also buy tasty Herron’s Bakery treats online.
Jubilee Confectioners Sweet Shop
What will you choose from the mouth-watering range of traditional sweets? From Beamish mix to bonbons and cinder toffee to strawberries and cream, it’s difficult to decide! You can even see sweets being made. Click here for more information about the sweet shop.
Did you know that you can have Beamish sweets delivered directly to your door?
Beamish Delicious Ices
If you love our Jubilee Confectioners Sweet Shop, you’re sure to enjoy a trip to Beamish Delicious Ices.
Enjoy delicious sweet shop flavoured ice creams such as cinder toffee, Turkish delight, lemon sherbet and rhubarb and custard!
Click here for allergy information or ask a member of the Beamish Delicious Ices team during your next visit!
Museum Shop, Entrance
From fabulous local food and drink to a wide range of homeware, toys, books and lots more, there’s something for everyone at our fantastic Museum Shop.
We have also launched an online shop, where you’ll find Beamish items inspired by our exhibits and collections, click here to browse our fantastic selection of products.
Beamish is a charity and 95 per cent of our income is from our visitors, including ticket sales, catering and retail. Our closures due to the coronavirus pandemic have had a major impact on the museum – your purchases are supporting the museum and helping to secure our future, thank you!