Eating & Shopping

Will it be chips from Davy’s fish and chip shop or a unique gift from The 1900s Town stalls?

Beamish Unlimited

ALL visitors will need to pre-book an entry timeslot online in advance of their visit, including Friends of Beamish members and Beamish Unlimited Pass holders. Find out more here.

As always the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers always comes first and it is compulsory for visitors, staff and volunteers to wear face coverings in shops and on public transport (unless exempt). We request that masks are worn within all of our indoor exhibits and on board our transport.


Eating at Beamish

1900s Town

  • Tea Rooms (takeaway, indoor seating, open daily)
  • The Sun Inn pub (takeaway, indoor seating, open daily)
  • Herron’s Bakery (takeaway, open daily)
  • Ice cream kiosk (takeaway, open weekends)
  • Jubilee Confectioners (takeaway, open daily)

1900s Pit Village

  • Davy’s fish and chip shop (takeaway, open daily). 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, open daily)
  • Miners’ Institute (takeaway, open weekends)

1940s Farm

  • British Kitchen (takeaway, open weekends)

1950s welfare hall

  • Takeaway, indoor seating, open weekends


  • Coffee Shop (takeaway, indoor seating, open daily, 1pm – 5pm)

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.

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, a range by artist Julia Gash and enamel signs based on the Beamish businesses, coasters, magnets and mugs. If you’re looking to support the suffragette movement, you’ll find sashes, playing cards, posters and much more!

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.

Herron’s Bakery

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, including our Baked By Beamish Home Deliveries!

Jubilee 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?

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!