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Meet the Georgians at Beamish Museum this May!

May 6th 2021

Meet the Georgians at Beamish Museum this May!

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Happy 150th Birthday Coffee Pot No.1!

April 30th 2021

One of the world’s oldest working railway steam locomotives, Beamish Museum’s Coffee Pot No. 1, is celebrating its 150th birthday.

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Share the love with Beamish Museum!

February 1st 2021

Send your loved ones a unique gift inspired by Beamish this Valentine’s Day with handprinted postcards, Herron’s Bakery treats and Jubilee Confectioners’ sweets!

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Beamish Museum closed due to COVID-19 Tier 4 restrictions

December 30th 2020

UPDATE: Following the government announcement that the North East is in COVID-19 Tier 4 from 31st December 2020, the museum has once again had to close.

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Beamish Museum reopening grounds only for festive visits under Tier 3 restrictions

December 4th 2020

Beamish Museum reopening for grounds-only festive visits from this weekend (5th December) under COVID-19 Tier 3 restrictions.

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Shop Museums!

November 28th 2020

We're teaming up with museums across the country in a Shop Museums campaign, urging people to support museums by using their online shops.

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Beamish Museum Christmas Gift Guide

November 26th 2020

Looking for that perfect present this Christmas? You're sure to find a unique gift for your loved ones here in the Beamish Museum Christmas Gift Guide! 

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Beamish receives support from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

October 12th 2020

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North has been awarded £970,000 as part of the Government’s £1.57billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help culture sector organisations face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has announced today.

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Update from Beamish Museum

September 15th 2020

We are deeply saddened that as COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on the museum, we have had to take the step of placing a number of roles at risk of redundancy, subject to collective consultation

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Beamish Museum – Reopening on 23rd July 2020!

June 24th 2020

Beamish Museum will be reopening its doors on 23rd July 2020. To keep everyone safe, we’re introducing health and hygiene measures across our 350-acre open air museum site. Entry will need to be by pre-booked timeslot for all visitors, including Friends of Beamish members and Unlimited Pass holders.

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Beamish Museum Online Shop NOW OPEN!

June 22nd 2020

You can now bring a bit of Beamish Museum into your home! From sweet shop treats and Museum Shop favourites to print shop creations and our award-winning chemist’s cold creams, we have a range of products inspired by your favourite exhibits and the museum collections.

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Museum Director at Beamish resigns

May 26th 2020

The Beamish Museum Board confirmed that Richard Evans has resigned as Museum Director with immediate effect.

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