Orchard Cottage

Make yourself at home in our cosy cottage!

Orchard Cottage at our 1940s Farm 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 and people living with dementia, and their families and carers, to enjoy together.

Try a whole host of activities, toast bread on the fire, potter in the garden, play traditional games or have a sing-along around the piano. It’s a great space for a traditional birthday party or Christmas celebration too.  Get in touch – we’ll arrange a session just for your group.

Dad doesn’t try to talk very much after his stroke but he was determined to talk in today’s session. It was lovely to see him joining in.

Orchard Cottage is opposite the 1940s farmhouse and has its own parking space for a minibus. The cottage is wheelchair friendly and has an accessible toilet. To help plan your visit please download the Accessibility Leaflet and a Hazard ID for the cottage.

A half-day session is £50 for a group of 3-5 people, plus carers. (Additional admission cost applies for Museum visit, if required, carers free.)

To find out more and to book your session please contact Michelle Kindleysides, Head of Health & Wellbeing 0191 370 4050 michellekindleysides@beamish.org.uk