Home Educators'

Home educators are welcome at the museum every day. To support them, we offer reduced day entry to the museum at a rate of £7.25 per head. This is applicable on weekdays during term time. Children under 5 are free of charge, as are those who are classed as carers. For more information and to book, please email bookings@beamish.org.uk.

In addition, Home educators are welcome to book any of our Learning Activities. You may wish to organise a group to visit and take part in one of these activities. Please see the choices here: https://www.beamish.org.uk/learning/learning-activities/


Home Educators’ Days

Enjoy a fantastic day of learning during Beamish Museum’s STEM-themed Home Educators’ Day on Wednesday, 17th April 2024.

Travel back in time to take part in an immersive day of learning at Beamish Museum. Take part in our free* activities or book a learning workshop for the full, immersive learning experience.

Amazing Activities

Take part in a number of FREE* activities around the museum.

  • Call into the band hall in The 1900s Pit Village to explore mining objects from the
    museum’s collection (all ages).
  • Test your electronics knowledge and build a circuit in the 1950s welfare hall (all ages).
  • Discover the story of Janet Taylor and build a compass or sundial at Pockerley Old Hall (all ages).
  • Visit the farmhouse at The 1940s Farm to plan your wartime rations (all ages).
  • Indoor lunch spaces are available in the bowling pavilion in The 1950s Town or upstairs in the Masonic Hall in The 1900s Town.

*Museum admission fee applies.

Wonderful Workshops

Pop to the Shops (Suitable for ages 5-8) – This old fashioned shopping activity will have you embarking on a mission around The 1900s Town to make purchases in the shops. This session will take place in The 1900s Town. Meet at the Masonic Hall at 11am, 1pm and 2.30pm. £2.50 per child, per session,
pre-booking essential.

Just One Spark  (Suitable for ages 7+) – Watch an exploration of the development of the mining safety lamp. This workshop will take place in the chapel in The 1900s Pit Village at 11am, 1pm and 2.30pm. £1.50 per child, per session, pre-booking essential.

Money For Old Rope (Suitable for ages 7+) – Earn money in a Victorian factory under strict rules! You may be fined for shoddy work! This workshop takes place in the lamp cabin in The 1900s Pit Village at 11am, 1pm, and 2.30pm. £2.50 per child, per session,
pre-booking essential.

Workshops are individually priced, accompanying adult admitted to workshop free of charge. Museum admission fee applies. Parental supervision is required throughout the activities.

Booking Information

  • Places for our Home Educators’ Day must be booked in advance.
  • Use your Beamish Unlimited Pass or Friends of Beamish membership to visit free of charge. Additional costs apply to workshops as stated.
  • If you don’t have a pass, a special day ticket (£7.25pp) is available for this Home Educators’ Day. Entry is free for under 5s.
  • Workshops must be booked in advance. Parental supervision is required throughout the activities.

Book your visit for a fantastic day of learning during Beamish Museum’s Home Educators’ Day here.

Future Home Educators’ Days are planned for Wednesday, 17th April and September, 2024. Sign up for our Home Educators’ day mailing list here http://eepurl.com/ipdtOo.