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Agricultural Show Fun

September 14th 2016

Incredible birds of prey flying demonstrations, have a go at archery and learn about beekeeping, the Agricultural Show starts tomorrow at Beamish!

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Becci’s 1950s Ration Challenge

July 8th 2016

Beamish’s Becci Sharrock is taking on a challenge to live on 1950s rations for a week in the run up to the museum’s Festival of 50s.

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Writer in Residence

June 27th 2016

Becci Sharrock is a writer, blogger and theatre producer based in Gateshead and will be working with the Community Participation Team, focusing on the Remaking Beamish project.

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June 26th 2016

Beamish has donated wood to help restore a ship that took part in the rescue of 200 Sunderland men during World War Two.

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Storyteller's cloak

June 25th 2016

A storyteller’s cloak, featuring colourful patchwork and many symbols and creatures, will provide inspiration for stories at Pockerley Old Hall.

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Songs of the Somme

June 24th 2016

A song about Sunderland AFC footballers’ experiences during the Battle of the Somme will be performed at Beamish as part of a music project commemorating the First World War.

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Festival of Agriculture

June 22nd 2016

Why not enter our Leek and Agricultural Shows as part of our annual Great North Festival of Agriculture this year?

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Commemorating the Somme

June 22nd 2016

On the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, Beamish is hosting an event to commemorate the soldiers and communities affected by the devastating First World War campaign.

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On Song for Centenary Celebrations

June 8th 2016

Beamish will celebrate 100 years of the popular hymn, Jerusalem, with a mass sing-along and Suffragette rallies on The 1900s Town street this weekend.

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Lights! Camera! Action!

May 27th 2016

On Friday, 15th and Saturday, 16th July the Masonic Hall in The Town will be set for a fantastic film night as part of our Festival of 50s.

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New Chemist and Photographers Now Open

May 7th 2016

Our new chemist’s and photographers’ have been officially opened by Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England.

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Record Breaker

March 18th 2016

Beamish is celebrating record visitor numbers for the third successive year.

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