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Hop along to Beamish Museum this Easter!

March 22nd 2024

Enjoy an Egg-cellent Easter at Beamish Museum

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Beamish Museum Named Most Visited Attraction in the Region

March 18th 2024

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North has been named the most visited attraction in the region with another increase in visitors, in a new report by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA).

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International Women’s Day

March 8th 2024

On International Women’s Day, we asked the museum’s Chief Executive Rhiannon Hiles, Chief Operating Officer Samantha Shotton and Vice-Chair Dr Elouise Leonard-Cross about International Women’s Day and also being female leaders at the museum, which is the region’s most visited attraction, with 450 staff and 400 volunteers.

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Experience Music Through Time at Beamish Museum this February

February 14th 2024

You are invited to sing and dance the day away at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North at a special music-themed event.

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Beamish, The Living Museum of the North & Black Country Living Museum

February 8th 2024

If you have a valid Beamish Unlimited Pass or UnChained Annual Pass from Black Country Living Museum, then you’ll be able to visit the other museum and receive 25% off entry!

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Take a Seat in our 1950s Cinema

December 15th 2023

Beamish buffs and film fanatics are being offered an exclusive opportunity to Take a Seat in the museum’s 1950s cinema which is due to open in 2024.

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Enjoy a magical Christmas past at Beamish

November 25th 2023

Experience traditional Christmas festivities, from Georgian times through to the 1950s, at during Christmas at Beamish daytimes! 

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1950s homes opening at Beamish Museum to help people living with dementia and other long-term health conditions

October 5th 2023

The museum is opening 1950s aged mineworkers’ homes that provide a space for innovative work with people living with dementia and other long-term health conditions.

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Enjoy a Fantastic Summer of Fun For All The Family

July 21st 2023

From 1950s bands and map making to UFOs and playtime, visitors can make a whole summer of unforgettable memories here at Beamish Museum.

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Beamish Museum’s Ian Bean has been shortlisted for Durham Tourism Superstar 2023!

June 26th 2023

A public vote is now open and everyone is being urged to “Vote for Ian”, who has been nominated for his hard work and passion for the museum over the past 37 years.

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Beamish, The Living Museum of the North celebrates partnership with Lumo

June 22nd 2023

Beamish Museum has welcomed train operator Lumo as the museum’s first Business Champion, a scheme aimed at businesses who want to go the extra mile to support the North East’s most visited attraction.

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New 1950s Exhibits Opening Friday, 9th June

June 6th 2023

Two sisters will unveil a recreation of their childhood home when Beamish, The Living Museum of the North opens 1950s houses, police office, and a bowling green this week (9th June).

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