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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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Beamish Museum to receive £585,000 from second round of Government's Culture Recovery Fund

April 2nd 2021

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North is delighted to have been awarded £585,000 from the government’s £1.57billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help the museum recover and reopen following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Beamish Museum Plans to Reopen Grounds Only from 12th April 2021

March 19th 2021

Beamish Museum plans to reopen its grounds only from 12th April 2021 under Step 2 of the government's COVID-19 roadmap.

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Beamish Golden Ticket Competition

March 16th 2021

Beamish has launched its biggest ever competition, with winners receiving an exclusive VIP visit to the museum!

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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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