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Beamish Unlimited

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Tickets can be purchased online.

Beamish Unlimited Pass Prices

Pay once and visit for a whole year FREE of charge, including daytime events. Unlimited Tickets are not valid for Evening Events.

Adult  £19.50 
Senior (60 years) / Student  £14.50 
Child (5 – 16 years)  £11.50 
Family (1 Adult + 2 Children)  £36.50 
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)  £51.00 
Family (2 Adults + 1 Child)  £44.50 

The Beamish Unlimited Pass is valid for one whole year from the date of purchase. For more information about our Beamish Unlimited Passes click here.

Friends of Beamish Membership Prices

Join the Friends of Beamish and you'll get a fantastic package of FREE entry (including daytime events) and quarterly magazine, plus a discount on the museum's guidebook, as well as other great discounts and exclusive offers.

Adult  £27.00 
Senior Citizen Individual  £22.00 
Adult Partners (at same address)  £45.00 
Senior Citizen Partners  £35.00 
Family (1 Adult + 2 Children)  £42.00 
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)  £60.00 
Family (2 Adults + 1 Child)  £52.00 
Young Person (5 – 21 years)  £20.00 
Gold Individual Membership  £50.00 

Friends of Beamish Memberships are valid for one who year from the date of purchase. For more information about Friends of Beamish membership click here.

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0191 370 4000

Opening Hours

We have reopened many of our indoor exhibits and attractions, and are running our 1950s buses. Find out more here.

The museum is open 10am-5pm daily.

All visitors must pre-book a timeslot, you can book online here.

A huge, heartfelt thank you to everyone for your continuing support, it really does mean the world to us. Beamish is a charity and 95 per cent of our income is from our visitors, including ticket sales, retail and catering.

The safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers remains our number one priority and we are looking forward to welcoming you to the museum again soon.

Visitor Information

Covid-19 Secure Information

The health and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers remains, as always, our number one priority. We’re introducing additional health and hygiene measures and entry will need to be by pre-booked timeslot for all visitors, including Friends of Beamish members and Unlimited Pass holders.

For more information, please click here.

Smoking Policy

Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is not permitted within the 1820s areas, any exhibit areas, buildings, tram shelters, museum transport or queuing areas.

Please do be considerate of other visitors if you do wish to smoke whilst in the museum.


Beamish welcomes photography for personal use. We love to see photographs of our visitors enjoying their day at the museum, so why not share your snaps with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter?

Please note, the use of tripods, monopods, supplementary lighting or drones is not permitted.

Dogs at Beamish

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Beamish Map

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Getting here

  • By Road
    • From the North and South – Follow the A1M to Junction 63 (Chester-le-Street exit), then the A693 towards Stanley for 4 miles, following the signs.

      From the West – Take the A68 to Castleside, near Consett, and follow the Beamish Museum signs along the A692 and A693 via Stanley.

      Sat-nav users – our postcode is DH9 0RG.

      For details on how to get to the Regional Resource Centre, click here.



  • By Bus
    • Service 28/28A offers regular buses from Newcastle City Centre, Gateshead, Birtley, Ouston and Chester-le-Street. Buses run every 30 minutes on Monday to Saturday daytimes and hourly in the evening and on Sundays. Connections with other bus, train or metro services can be made in Newcastle, Gateshead and Chester-le-Street.

      Please note, from Monday, 6th September, the 28A will terminate at Perkinsville Bungalows and will no longer service the museum. The 28 will continue to service the museum with an hourly each day. Connections with other bus, train or metro services can be made in Newcastle, Gateshead and Chester-le-Street.

      Country Ranger service 8 runs every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday from Sunderland Interchange, via Washington, Chester-le-Street and Stanley.

      Please note, from Monday, 6th September, a new, hourly Sunday service will be introduced

      Click here to visit the Go North East website for full details and timetables.

      The Go North East bus app
      Buy tickets, see where your bus on a live map, find your nearest bus stop and plan your journey. The Go North East bus app is essential for anyone travelling in and around the region. Available on Apple and Android devices.

      Click here to visit the Traveline website to plan a journey.

      Travel to Beamish Museum on any Go North East bus and get 25% discount on a standard individual admission charge.

      Explorer North East – The only regionwide integrated public transport ticket, enabling you to travel the length and breadth of the region on local bus services operated by participating companies.

      From the Scottish Borders throughout Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham, Teesside and North Yorkshire the Explorer North East ticket gives you the freedom to plan your days out…

      Click here to find out more.

  • By Rail
    • The closest train station to Beamish Museum is Chester-le- Street, TransPennine Express run regular direct train services to Chester-Le-Street from Newcastle, Durham and Darlington. Save over 50% on train tickets when you book in advance with

      Once you arrive at Chester-le-Street there are regular bus services from the town centre to Beamish Museum which takes approx. 15 – 20 minutes.

  • By Air
    • Newcastle International Airport is the largest airport in North East England, flying to more than 85 destinations worldwide.  Sixteen miles from Beamish.

  • By Sea
    • Car ferry services operate into Newcastle upon Tyne from Scandinavia and Holland. Contact DFDS Seaways for more information.

  • By Bicycle
    • National Cycle Network, Route No. 7, the C2C, runs past the Beamish Entrance gates. Linked to Durham Station via Route 14.1. Bike racks available.


  • Beamish Museum
  • Beamish
  • County Durham
  • DH9 0RG

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