Beamish, The North of England Open Air Museum

Beamish, The North of England Open Air Museum

Beamish isn’t a traditional museum – you won’t find objects displayed in glass cases and there are no labels.

At Beamish buildings collected from across the region are filled with objects illustrating the region’s history, many donated by local people to help the Museum tell their story. Costumed staff and volunteers use these collections to create a living, working Museum that tells the story of everyday life in the North East of England through time.

Our focus is on people and creating an authentic, immersive experience of the region’s past – an experience that constantly changes with each season.

Opening times: 19th March 2016 - 30th October 2016, open daily, 10am to 5pm. All period areas open.Last admission 3pm.

31st October 2016 - 7th April 2017, open daily, 10am to 4pm. Closed Mondays and Fridays from 2nd January to 17th February 2017.

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day & 2nd January 2017

Last admission 3pm.

Entry price:

Adult Ticket - Beamish Unlimited £18.50

Child (5 - 16 years) - Beamish Unlimited £10.50

Senior - Beamish Unlimited £13.50

Student - Beamish Unlimited £13.50

Family (1 Adult + 2 Children) - Beamish Unlimited £34.50

Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) - Beamish Unlimited £48.50

Family (2 Adults + 1 Child) - Beamish Unlimited £42.50

Great if you like... history, Durham, days out, stuff for kids, family, architecture

  • North East history
  • historic buildings
  • fresh air
  • dressing up
  • doing things as a family
  • being active
  • architecture
  • a nice cuppa
  • the real thing
  • being original
  • acting like a kid
  • inventions
  • getting north

Visitor Information


  • Parking
  • Shop
  • Cafe
  • Baby change