Beamish, the Living Museum of the North
- Explore the 1900s Town and see how families lived and worked in the years leading up to the First World War.
- See what’s cooking in the pit cottages, practise your handwriting in the school and visit the chapel. Don’t forget to say hello to the pit ponies in their stables!
- Discover how life was on the Home Front during the Second World War. Look out for the Land Girls and the Home Guard!
- No recreation of the history of North East England would be complete without a colliery and the people who worked and lived around it.
- Visit beautiful Pockerley Old Hall’s new and old houses and enjoy the magnificent gardens. Take a ride on Pockerley Waggonway and wander through the glorious Georgian landscape.
- All aboard! See the railway station as it looked in Edwardian times with its signal box, waiting rooms and goods yard and spot a variety of wagons on display.
- Step “behind the scenes” into the Open Store at the Regional Resource Centre and see fascinating objects in our collections
- Beamish Tramway, opened in 1973, serves to re-create the experience and atmosphere of tramway operation from an earlier generation, whilst providing an essential means of transport for visitors around the site.
- Enjoy traditional tasty treats, from homemade hot meals to delicious snacks, cakes and drinks. Take home a unique reminder of your visit, shop Edwardian-style in The Town, or take a look in our Entrance Gift Shop.
- See what's new at Beamish, including the 1950s welfare hall!