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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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Beamish Chief Executive Rhiannon Hiles shortlisted in 2023 National Lottery Awards

July 27th 2023

Beamish Museum’s Chief Executive Rhiannon Hiles has been nominated in the 2023 National Lottery Awards.

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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 wins Durham Tourism Superstar 2023 Award!

July 19th 2023

A Beamish Museum Engager who has devoted almost 40 years to ensuring visitors have an unforgettable experience has been crowned Durham Tourism Superstar 2023.

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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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All aboard for a right royal celebration!

May 4th 2023

A weekend of celebration is taking place at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North to mark King Charles III’s coronation and the 50th anniversary of the museum’s Tramway, from 6th to 8th May 2023.

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With Help from Our Friends…

April 28th 2023

Beamish Museum has received £225,000 from the Friends of Beamish – taking the Friends’ total donations to an amazing £2.1million.

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Beamish Museum named most visited North East attraction

March 23rd 2023

Beamish Museum was the most visited attraction in the North East last year, according to a new report.

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1950s cinema and shops underway at Beamish Museum

March 17th 2023

Work is beginning on a cinema, toy shop and electrical shop in the museum's 1950s Town.

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What's on at Beamish Museum in 2023?

February 20th 2023

Whether you’re serious about steam, crazy about cars or fascinated by farming, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Beamish Museum this year.

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