We offer excellent day admission rates for groups visiting in parties of fifteen or more, daytime special events at no extra charge, free coach parking and a winning day for everyoneRead More
Plan your visit
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Plan Your Visit
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.
|Senior (60 years) / Student||£15.50|
|Child (5 – 16 years)||£12.00|
|Family (1 Adult + 2 Children)||£37.00|
|Family (1 Adult + 3 Children)||£44.50|
|Family (2 Adults + 1 Child)||£46.00|
|Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)||£54.00|
|Family (2 Adults + 3 Children)||£60.00|
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.
|Senior Citizen Individual||£25.00|
|Adult Partners (at same address)||£52.00|
|Senior Citizen Partners||£42.00|
|Child (5 – 16 years)||£20.00|
|Family (1 Adult + 2 Children)||£48.00|
|Family (1 Adult + 3 Children)||£54.00|
|Family (2 Adults + 1 Child)||£58.00|
|Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)||£68.00|
|Family (2 Adults + 3 Children)||£75.00|
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.
0191 370 4000
- 9th April to 30th October 2022 (inclusive): Open daily, 10am to 5pm
- 31st October to 16th December 2022 (inclusive): Wednesday-Sunday, 10am to 4pm (closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
- 17th December 2022 to 3rd January 2023 (inclusive): Open daily, 10am to 4pm (closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day)
Timeslot entry tickets for up to 30th October 2022 are available to book online now, you can book here. No booking is required from 1pm onwards. Visitors will still need to pre-book for 10am, 11am and 12pm timeslots to help us manage the flow of visitors through our Entrance building during our busiest times, but if you are visiting from 1pm onwards, you can just turn up and won’t need to pre-book (last admission is one hour before closing time).
For more information about visiting Beamish click here.
Covid-19 Secure Information
As always the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers comes first – we support the wearing of face coverings in all indoor spaces.
We continue to have 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.
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, 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.
Please note, the use of tripods, monopods, supplementary lighting or drones is not permitted.
Dogs at Beamish
Find out more about bringing your dog to Beamish.Learn more
Explore Beamish with our own mapRead More
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.
Service 28 offers regular buses from Newcastle City Centre, Gateshead, Birtley, Ouston and Chester-le-Street. Buses run hourly seven days a week. Connections with other bus, train or metro services can be made in Newcastle, Gateshead and Chester-le-Street.
Service 29 operates an hourly service between Newcastle, Gateshead, Kibblesworth, Ouston, Beamish, Grange Villa, Pelton Fell and Chester-le-Street, on Monday to Saturday daytimes.
Service 8 runs between Stanley and Sunderland every 30 minutes, Monday to Saturday. Please note, evening and Sunday journeys will operate between Chester-le-Street and Stanley only.
However, 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 https://www.gonortheast.co.uk/service-updates.
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. http://smarturl.it/gne
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.
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 tpexpress.co.uk.
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.
Newcastle International Airport is the largest airport in North East England, flying to more than 85 destinations worldwide. Sixteen miles from Beamish.
Car ferry services operate into Newcastle upon Tyne from Scandinavia and Holland. Contact DFDS Seaways for more information.
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
- County Durham
- DH9 0RG
Visitor enquiries, main switchboard and online ticket purchase enquiries
- T: 0191 370 4000 (9.00am - 2.00pm, Mon-Fri)
- E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Places to Stay
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Beamish is a large open air museum with many historic buildings and some uneven surfaces and steep slopes. Accessible toilets are located in most areas.Read More