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Early Christmas Presents from Beamish

December 12th 2017

On Wednesday, 13th December 2017, Beamish, The Living Museum of the North will be saying “Thanks to You” to National Lottery players.

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National Dementia Friendly Heritage Guide launching at Beamish

December 6th 2017

A pioneering guide to help heritage sites across Britain become more dementia friendly is being launched at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North.

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Meet the Beamish Trustees - Trustees Week, 13th to 17th November

November 17th 2017

Beamish’s Board of Trustees are 17 volunteers, from all walks of life, who give their expertise, experience and their valuable time, to help make Beamish the award-winning attraction and successful business it has become.

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Fantastic fourth win for Beamish at Tourism Awards

November 17th 2017

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North is celebrating being named Large Visitor Attraction of the Year for the fourth year running.

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Georgian quilter’s lost cottage recreated at Beamish

October 13th 2017

Joseph Hedley, known as “Joe the Quilter”, was murdered nearly 200 years ago and his home, which stood in Warden, near Hexham, Northumberland, will be replicated at the museum as part of the £18million Remaking Beamish project.

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Breaking ground on £18million Remaking Beamish project

September 22nd 2017

Building work started today (22nd September) on the £18million expansion of Beamish – the biggest project in its history.

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Darlington plaque finds a new home at Beamish

July 17th 2017

A cast iron plaque from Darlington foundry Teasdale Bros has been donated to Beamish.

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Vote for Dorothy!

June 23rd 2017

Voting is open for the Durham Tourism Superstar 2017 Award and our very own Dorothy Carlyon has been shortlisted!

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Three Cheers for Volunteers!

June 16th 2017

A celebration of County Durham’s amazing volunteers took place at the museum, with some of our own volunteers picking up awards.

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Lights! Camera! Action! Tickets are now on sale for our Festival of 50s Cinema Evenings!

May 22nd 2017

On Friday, 7th and Saturday, 8th July the Masonic Hall in The Town will be set for a fantastic film night as part of our Festival of 50s.

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Tourism campaign invites visitors to step back in time.

April 27th 2017

Beamish is taking part in a new national tourism campaign, aimed at promoting County Durham’s diverse and fascinating heritage.

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All Aboard!

April 19th 2017

Did you know that England’s only cog railway is at Beamish? And visitors can have a go on the unique 7¼ inch gauge track during special events?

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