Health and Wellbeing Group Sessions at Clover Cottage

Clover Cottage, located in our 1950s Town, is full to the brim with fascinating and familiar sights, sounds, smells and even tastes. It’s an ideal space for groups of older people, people living with dementia or those with learning disabilities, and their families and carers, to enjoy together.

As Beamish is a large open air museum which can sometimes mean visits can be very tiring and challenging for some groups. To help with this we have developed a variety of activities at Clover Cottage, here we can offer the uniqueness of Beamish but in one cosy and comfortable place.

Clover Cottage is located next to the 1950s bowling pavilion, with views over the beautiful valley and woodland from the back of the house. We have a spacious dining/living area, working kitchen, conservatory and accessible garden. Clover Cottage is also fully wheelchair accessible and there is an accessible toilet and Changing Places located inside the cottage. We have installed additional lighting throughout the space to ensure high lighting levels which helps everyone to enjoy the activities.

Clover Cottage gives everyone an opportunity to try a whole host of activities; toast bread on the fire, potter in the garden, explore traditional heritage crafts, discover interesting items from our collections or have a sing-along around the piano. It’s the perfect space to be able to adapt any sessions to the needs of your group, we can even do one-off traditional cooking sessions or a Christmas celebration, just get in touch and we will work out the best session for you!

The cottage is full to the brim with original pieces, from a real coal fire, piano, lots of ‘nik naks’ and of course the all-important teapot, complete with tea cosy, to enjoy a cup of tea and homemade toast together. Everything can be touched, used, and enjoyed.

Clover Cottage has its own accessible parking space too, suitable for a minibus or up to 3- 4 cars, so there is very little walking to get to the cottage.

Groups can book a half-day session for three to five participants and up to four carers or family members for £75.

This cost does not include entry to the museum. If you would like to visit the rest of the museum during your visit then an additional admission fee is charged per person. We would also advise you to view our Access Information before visiting to help plan your visit.

To find out more and to book a session please contact our Health and Wellbeing Team – email or phone 0191 3704016