Meet the Georgians at Beamish Museum this May!

May 6th 2021

We’re inviting you to Meet the Georgians this May!

Join us every weekend in May for traditional demonstrations in the stunning 1820s Landscape.

Saturday, 8th May – See willow weaving demonstrations from a local community group.

Sunday, 9th May – Watch pottery making and learn about this traditional craft.

Saturday, 15th and Sunday, 16th May – See Georgian cookery displays. Also, on Sunday, 16th, watch pottery demonstrations.

Saturday, 22nd and Sunday, 23rd May – Meet the Georgians continues with brewing demonstrations, we’ll also have a Georgian musician be playing traditional tunes.

Saturday, 29th and Sunday, 30th May – Watch displays by The Old 68th Durham Light Infantry Society and Display Team. Members of the group will share information on the regiment and carry out musket firing demonstrations. You can also watch traditional candle making demonstrations.

Monday, 31st May – Listen to Georgian musicians playing traditional tunes.

Can’t make it to the museum? There will be a range of online Meet the Georgians content. You’ll be able to watch a talk about Georgian objects from the Beamish collections, listen to Georgian storytelling and see a 1820s cookery demonstration.

The Meet the Georgians event is part of the activity development for the museum’s Remaking Beamish project, the biggest development in the museum’s history.

The exciting project includes a 1950s Town, 1950s Farm, transport developments and expansion to The 1820s Landscape, including examples of early industry and overnight accommodation.


Visiting Beamish

Under Step 2 of the government’s COVID-19 roadmap, we have reopened our GROUNDS ONLY. Timeslot tickets are currently available to book online for visits until 16th May (inclusive). Timeslots beyond this date will be added very soon, please keep checking our website and social media for updates or you can sign up to our e-newsletter here and get the latest news from Beamish Museum delivered straight to your inbox!

ALL visitors will need to pre-book an entry timeslot online in advance of their visit, including Friends of Beamish members and Beamish Unlimited Pass holders.

Visitors can take a stroll around the museum grounds and enjoy takeaway food and drink, including from Davy’s fish and chip shop, Herron’s Bakery and Jubilee Confectioners. Under Step 2 rules, we aren’t yet able to open our indoor attractions and exhibits or run transport (excluding the wheelchair accessible bus, operating on an on-call basis for those who require this service).

To find out more about visits to Beamish and to book tickets please visit

We have COVID-19 Secure measures in place across the museum, including for events. We continue to follow government and public health COVID-19 safety guidance and reserve the right to alter our events, activities, facilities, operations and opening times without prior notice.

Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for more information on upcoming events.