Visiting with Dogs

Beamish Unlimited

Well-behaved dogs are welcome at the museum and entry is free for dogs. If you’re a dog owner visiting Beamish with your four-legged friend:

  • Please keep your dog on a lead, accompanied and under control at all times.
  • Dogs are welcome around our open-air museum’s large grounds. Dogs are usually allowed on transport (lower deck, not on seats, at conductor’s discretion) and in the following buildings and areas (however, there may need to be exceptions during particularly busy times): 1820s Waggonway and Great Shed, The 1900s Colliery Yard, including engine shed and lamp cabin (excluding drift mine), Rowley Station (Please note, dogs are not allowed in Father Christmas’ Grotto), The Sun Inn pub, Entrance Building.

Only assistance dogs are allowed into all other buildings, exhibits and catering areas. Visit our Accessibility page to find out more about access at Beamish Museum.

  • Please don’t leave your dog unattended at any time, including in vehicles.
  • Water bowls for dogs are provided around the museum – please let our staff or volunteers know if a refill is needed.
  • Please pick up after your dog. Dog waste bags are available from our Entrance Building, if needed.
  • Dogs aren’t allowed at evening events, e.g. Christmas Evenings, Halloween Evenings, except for assistance dogs.
  • Please follow all directions given by museum personnel. The museum reserves the right to ask dog owners to leave if these guidelines are not followed, or if staff or volunteers feel that dogs are behaving in a dangerous or threatening manner.
  • Please note, other animals are not permitted.