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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  £27.95 
Senior (60 years) / Student  £21.25 
Child (5 – 16 years, under 5s free)  £17.25 
Family (1 Adult + 2 Children)  £47.50 
Family (1 Adult + 3 Children)  £57.00 
Family (2 Adults + 1 Child)  £61.00 
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)  £71.00 
Family (2 Adults + 3 Children)  £78.25 

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 free regular Beamish magazine, plus a discount on the museum's guidebook, as well as other great discounts and exclusive offers.

Adult  £37.95 
Senior Citizen Individual  £31.25 
Adult Partners (at same address)  £61.50 
Senior Citizen Partners  £49.00 
Student  £31.25 
Child (5 – 16 years, under 5s free)  £27.25 
Family (1 Adult + 2 Children)  £57.50 
Family (1 Adult + 3 Children)  £67.00 
Family (2 Adults + 1 Child)  £71.00 
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)  £81.00 
Family (2 Adults + 3 Children)  £88.25 

Friends of Beamish Memberships are valid for one whole 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

20th March 2024 – 25th October 2024: Open daily, 10am-5pm

26th October 2024 – 3rd November 2024: Open daily, 10am-4pm

Visitors no longer need timeslots to visit the museum, you will just need your Unlimited Pass or Friends of Beamish membership to come to see us, which can be bought online. Please note, Beamish Unlimited Passes are non-refundable.

Last admission is one hour before closing time.

For more information about visiting Beamish click here.

Visitor Information

To create an authentic feel, there are a variety of ground surfaces at the museum, some of which are uneven by nature. There are steep slopes in places, and some buildings and exhibits have stepped access.

Carer Information

If a disabled visitor requires another person, as their companion or carer to enable them to access the museum, then this person is admitted free of charge. If a parent is visiting the museum with a disabled child under 5 then the parent and child under 5 do not have to pay admission. If there are several adults accompanying the disabled child under 5, then only one adult can be admitted for free. All other adults and children need to pay full admission or show their annual pass.

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.


To find out more about visiting the museum, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page.


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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.

      Charging points for electric vehicles are now accessible at the museum’s Entrance car park. Please note, the chargers are owned and operated by Mer, the museum has no involvement in operating them. Any users need to download the Mer app and set up an account, users will not be able to pay at the museum. Any queries/issues need to be directed to Mer’s customer services:

      Driver Support: 020 3884 2768   email:    web site:

  • By Bus
    • Service 28 offers a bus service from Newcastle City Centre, Gateshead, Birtley, Ouston and Chester-le-Street.  Connections with other bus, train or metro services can be made in Newcastle, Gateshead and Chester-le-Street.

      Service 29 operates a service between Newcastle, Gateshead, Kibblesworth, Ouston, Beamish, Grange Villa, Pelton Fell and Chester-le-Street.

      Service 8 runs between Stanley and Sunderland.

      Click here to visit the Go North East website for full details and bus timetables to help you plan your journey to Beamish.

      We’ve been advised that some journeys may be cancelled at short notice. Go North East aims to provide as much notice as possible with a dedicated page on their website which is updated around 6pm each evening ready for the following day. These updates can be found here


      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


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

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