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Beamish Unlimited

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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

  • 1st November to 17th December (inclusive): Wednesday-Sunday, 10am to 4pm (closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
  • 18th December 2021 to 2nd January 2022 (inclusive): Open daily, 10am to 4pm (closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

Timeslots are currently available to book up to 26th November. All visitors must pre-book a timeslot, you can book online here.

Timeslot entry tickets from 27th November to 24th December 2021 will be available to book online from 10am on Monday, 15th November 2021. Grotto tickets must be pre-booked online when booking timeslots (subject to availability).

For more information about visiting Beamish click here.

Visitor Information

Covid-19 Secure Information

Following the Prime Minister’s update on Saturday, 27th November 2021 in response to the new Omicron variant, and measures due to come into place from Tuesday, 30th November. You may have seen that England’s COVID rules are being strengthened in response to concern over the variant.

As always the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers always comes first and it will be compulsory for visitors, staff and volunteers to wear face coverings in shops and on public transport (unless exempt). We request that masks are worn within all of our indoor exhibits and on board our transport.

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.

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.


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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 Sunday from Sunderland Interchange, via Washington, Chester-le-Street and Stanley.

      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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