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Beamish, The Living Museum of the North receives £975,500 Capital Kickstart Award from first round of Culture Recovery Fund

February 19th 2021

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North has received a Capital Kickstart Fund award of £975,500 from the Government’s £1.57billion Culture Recovery Fund for its Remaking Beamish project that has been delayed as a result of the pandemic.

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Opening of Beamish Museum’s new bus depot to preserve transport heritage

November 22nd 2019

The new Northern General Transport Bus Depot has opened its doors at Beamish.

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Share your memories of going to the hairdressers in the 1950s!

October 7th 2019

Beamish is looking for people who would like to share their memories of going to the hairdressers in the 1950s at an event in Middlesbrough.

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1950s Welfare Hall Opening This Weekend!

June 19th 2019

The first building in our new 1950s Town will be officially opened on Saturday, 22nd June during a weekend of celebrations!

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Happy 100th Birthday Mary

February 15th 2019

Mary and her family, the Raines, lived at Spain's Field Farm in Weardale for over a century, and on Monday Mary celebrated her 100th birthday - Connor and Natasha, from our Remaking Beamish Team, joined in with her celebrations.

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Construction jobs created by Beamish Museum’s biggest ever expansion

January 5th 2018

Beamish Museum is looking for highly-skilled and time-served construction workers to help make history as part of its £18million expansion.

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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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£10.9million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help Remake Beamish

October 13th 2016

Our staff and volunteers are celebrating a £10.9million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund today for a 1950s Town and additions to the 1820s area.

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Spain's Field Farm on the move - with the help of the Sir Tom Cowie Charitable Trust

July 26th 2016

Boost for Spain's Field Farm move from Sir Tom Cowie Charitable Trust

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Plans Approved for Remaking Beamish Project

April 6th 2016

Beamish Museum’s plans to build a 1950s Town, Georgian coaching inn and a replica of a Weardale Farm have been approved by Durham County Council’s Planning Committee.

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£500,000 Funding Joy

March 18th 2016

Beamish is overjoyed to have received an amazing £500,000 grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation.

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