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Beamish thanks Nexus engineers for Tramway help

December 16th 2021

Around 20 Nexus employees spent the day using specialist equipment to carry out routine inspections on overhead lines on Beamish’s 1.5-mile Tramway, which is used by the museum’s fleet of trams to transport visitors.

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Update from Beamish Museum

December 2nd 2021

The Board, in line with their duties as trustees of the museum, reported a serious incident to the police last year. The police have investigated the matter and concluded that no further action is to be taken.

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Beamish Museum Inviting Nominations for a Random Act of Kindness

November 28th 2021

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North is spreading the joy this Christmas season by offering the chance for one lucky person or family in the North East to win a fantastic festive gift.

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Beamish Museum Christmas 2021 Gift Guide

November 23rd 2021

Find that perfect present from the past with a fantastic range of unique Christmas gifts from Beamish, The Living Museum of the North.

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“Chip In” with Beamish’s 1950s Town at Middleton St George Event

November 12th 2021

Beamish Museum is giving people a chance to “chip in” with its 1950s Town at a community event in Middleton St George this Saturday (13th November).

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County Durham reaches next stage of UK City of Culture 2025 contest

October 8th 2021

Beamish is delighted at the news that County Durham is through to the next stage of the UK City of Culture 2025 contest.

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Crosville 716 Restored

August 7th 2021

Beamish Museum’s new Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle, Crosville 716, is now in service at the museum after seven years of restoration work.

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Beamish Backs Bid

July 20th 2021

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North hosted the launch of County Durham’s City of Culture 2025 bid.

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Get Set for a Summer of Fun at Beamish Museum

July 20th 2021

Enjoy good old fashioned fun at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North this summer with den building, ice cream making, teddy bear trail and traditional live music.

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First Place for Pandemic Pivot Award

July 2nd 2021

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North is delighted to have won the Pandemic Pivot Award in the Museums + Heritage 2021 Awards!

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Beamish Appoints Chief Executive

June 15th 2021

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North is delighted to announce the appointment of Rhiannon Hiles as its Chief Executive.

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Beamish Museum Launches Wholesale Sweets Venture

June 11th 2021

We're working with businesses across the region with selling the museum’s traditionally-made sweets with a new wholesale sweets offer.

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