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Update from Beamish Museum

September 20th 2019


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New Downton Abbey Film at Beamish Museum

September 12th 2019

We are delighted to have been a location for the new Downton Abbey movie.

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Beamish Museum in Lonely Planet's Top UK Experiences!

August 13th 2019

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North has been listed as one of Lonely Planet's top UK experiences.

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Showcasing Durham’s Amazing Experiences - This is amazing, This is Durham

July 31st 2019

A national marketing campaign, has been launched to encourage visitors to enjoy the county’s heritage attractions through a series of amazing experiences.

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Beamish Museum, Making History More Accessible with Changing Places Facilities

July 25th 2019

Beamish has made history more accessible to those who cannot use standard accessible toilets through the introduction of Changing Places facilities.

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What's on at Beamish this summer?

July 20th 2019

From Mystery Mondays & Celebration Sundays to fun in the 1950s welfare hall and a whole festival of agriculture - find out what's on at Beamish this summer!

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Be part of the Beamish Colliery Cricket Tournament 2019

July 11th 2019

We are looking for eight local, amateur teams to take part in our Colliery Cricket Summer tournament. It will start Sunday 21st July 2019 and last for 7 weeks. Ending with a final match on Sunday 8th September at Beamish Museum.

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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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From Beamish's Great North Steam Fair to the Big Screen

April 12th 2019

A regular Beamish exhibitor was contacted by The Walt Disney Company after they were spotted in a promotional video recorded by the museum.

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Beamish's Emily Hope is National VisitEngland Tourism Superstar!

April 9th 2019

Beamish Museum's Emily Hope is celebrating after being named national VisitEngland Tourism Superstar.

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Penshaw Monument to be relocated to Beamish! Update: APRIL FOOL!

April 1st 2019

Beamish Museum to move Penshaw Monument as part of the National Trust icons 175th birthday celebrations!

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River Irt and Katie heading for the Great North Steam Fair at Beamish Museum

February 25th 2019

We are delighted to announce that “River Irt” from the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway and “Katie” from the Ravenglass Railway Museum will be visiting Beamish Museum for the Great North Steam Fair.

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