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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||£18.95|
|Child (5 – 16 years, under 5s free)||£15.45|
|Family (1 Adult + 2 Children)||£42.50|
|Family (1 Adult + 3 Children)||£51.00|
|Family (2 Adults + 1 Child)||£54.50|
|Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)||£63.50|
|Family (2 Adults + 3 Children)||£69.95|
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.
|Senior Citizen Individual||£26.00|
|Adult Partners (at same address)||£55.00|
|Senior Citizen Partners||£44.00|
|Child (5 – 16 years, under 5s free)||£21.00|
|Family (1 Adult + 2 Children)||£49.50|
|Family (1 Adult + 3 Children)||£56.00|
|Family (2 Adults + 1 Child)||£61.50|
|Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)||£72.00|
|Family (2 Adults + 3 Children)||£79.50|
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.
0191 370 4000
25th November – 24th December 2023: Open daily, 10am-4pm
25th & 26th December 2023: Closed
27th December 2023 – 7th January 2024: Open daily, 10am-4pm
8th January – 16th February 2024: Open weekends (closed Monday-Friday), 10am-4pm
17th – 25th February 2024: Open daily, 10am-4pm
26th February – 28th March 2024: Open Wednesday to Sunday (closed Mondays & Tuesdays), 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.
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
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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:
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 https://www.gonortheast.co.uk/service-updates.
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.
The National Cycle Network, Route No. 7, the C2C cycle route and Route 14, travelling between Darlington and South Shields run past the museum. Bike racks are available. The route of The Heritage 100 Beamish Walk passes the museum.
- 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
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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