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Discover Beamish Museum from Home

April 30th 2020

Discover Beamish from home - as we're temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’re sharing ways to experience the museum from home.

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Beamish Museum’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations!

February 12th 2020

We have launched a year of celebrations to mark Beamish Museum's Golden Jubilee!

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Beamish, The Living Museum of the North named Top Accessible Venue

February 10th 2020

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North named as Northern England's Top Accessible Venue by Euan's Guide.

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Beamish Museum Wins Customer Commitment Award!

December 2nd 2019

We are delighted to have received the Customer Commitment Award at the British Chambers of Commerce’s annual Chamber Business Awards 2019 in London.

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Mindset Group Crackin’ On

October 31st 2019

Members of Beamish’s Mindset Group have created beautiful North East-associated crackets, which are now on sale in the Entrance Gift Shop.

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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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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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