Remaking Beamish Project News

Remaking Beamish News

Semi-detached houses, police houses and bowling green now open!

June 17th 2023

Replicas of semi-detached council houses from Red House in Sunderland, police houses and office from Leam Lane in Gateshead, and a bowling green and pavilion from Billingham are now open in our 1950s Town!

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Meals on Wheels

September 27th 2022

As part of the research around our upcoming Aged Miners’ Homes in our 1950s Town, we've been looking into the provision of delivered meals for elderly people.

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Expanding Our Stories

September 2nd 2022

The Remaking Beamish Team has been exploring some of the fascinating stories that we will share in the new 1950s Town.

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One Man’s Trash…

July 22nd 2022

Stories from the Red House estate through the eyes of the Sunderland Echo classified ads.

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Global Beamish

June 27th 2022

At Beamish we're exploring and highlighting a more diverse history of the North East – one in which everybody's story is welcomed and valued.

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Outside Engagement – Everyone has a Story to Tell…

June 16th 2022

As part of the Remaking Beamish project, over the summer Beamish will be trialling some outside engagement in and around The 1950s Town.

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Remaking Beamish Next Steps

June 9th 2022

Following the openings of Front Street terrace, Spain’s Field Farm and Coronation Park, we take a look at future Remaking Beamish exhibit openings… and there’s plenty to look forward to!

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1950s Coronation Park and Recreation Ground opens at Beamish Museum!

May 30th 2022

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North has opened Coronation Park and Recreation Ground in its 1950s Town today (Friday, 27th May 2022) to begin a week of celebrations for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

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The Park’s Progress

May 19th 2022

The turf and concrete are being laid and play equipment is being set up… the opening of our new Coronation Park and Recreation Ground is right around the corner and it’s set to bring plenty of 50s fun.

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Farm opening at Beamish after being moved stone by stone

March 14th 2022

A farm that has been moved stone by stone and rebuilt at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North will open its doors to visitors this weekend (Saturday, 19th March).

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Beamish's 1950s Terrace Now Open!

February 23rd 2022

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North has opened its 1950s terrace! Visitors can enjoy a week of celebrations this February Half Term, 19th to 27th February 2022.

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Sir James Knott Trust’s £150,000 funding for Beamish’s Georgian developments

February 1st 2022

The funding from the Sir James Knott Trust will allow existing buildings from the late 18th century and early 19th century to be brought back into use in the museum’s stunning Georgian landscape. Visitors will be able to discover early cottage industries at the pottery and blacksmith’s workshop. People will be able to stay overnight at the museum in period-style self-catering cottages, these buildings are original to the site.

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