Sustainability at Beamish Museum

Beamish is committed to providing a high-quality visitor experience while minimising the environmental impact of our activities.

We believe it is our ethical responsibility to invest in our future, now and for generations to come, by creating a self-reliant and sustainable museum. This includes reducing our carbon footprint by minimising waste and energy consumption, generating renewable electricity, and improving heating systems across the site.

A symbol of this commitment is our Environmental Policy, which encourages sustainable practices by the museum, its suppliers and visitors. This will help to ensure the environment around us continues to be enjoyed for generations to come.

Our Green Team, made up of Sustainability Champions from all areas of the museum, is working to help us to advocate change for a greener, more sustainable future. Click here to see some of the recent initiatives that have been undertaken to make a positive impact. You can learn more about what we are doing to not only safeguard our wonderful museum and our beautiful 350-acre site, but also raise awareness of the importance of looking after our planet.