Dates for your diary

Beamish  - Dates for your Diary


  • Summer of Fun – 2nd July to 31st August
    Our exciting Summer of Fun event runs from 2nd July to 31st August. Every day throughout the summer there will be amazing activities taking place across the museum for all the family to enjoy.
  • Quoits Weekend – 2nd & 3rd July
    Join us and see competitors from The Quoits Association who will play in the traditional game in The 1900s Pit Village for the National Quoits Championships.
  • Crank It Up! – 9th & 10th July
    See and experience amazing activities centred around science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) at Beamish!
  • Tractors Assemble – 23rd & 24th July
    Over 100 traditional tractors will be on display on the Events Field.
  • Dig for Victory – 1st to 4th September
    Learn about Lumberjills, Land Girls, make do and mend and ration cooking, as you discover life on the Home Front during the Second World War.
  • Beamish Transport Gala – 10th & 11th September
  • Attelage Horse Weekend – 17th & 18th September
    Beamish Museum is hosting a traditional carriage driving competition by the Concours d’International d’Attelage de Tradition (CIAT).
  • Classic Car Rally 2022 25th September

As with all daytime events, you can use Hassra NE Friends of Beamish membership to enjoy these special events.




New Beamish Exhibits!



Have you visited our new 1950s Coronation Park and Recreation Ground yet? Named in honour of The Queen, it includes a 1950s-style playground, miniature golf course, sandpit, giant draughts board, football area and, opening at a later date, a bowling green and pavilion.
Situated next to the 1950s welfare hall, the park is the perfect outdoor space for the young and young at heart, and helps to tell the story of the developing new estates during the 1950s.
The park includes modern reproductions of 1950s favourites such as the witch’s hat, roundabout, sandpit, slide, swings and horse rocker.
Visitors can have a go at the miniature golf course, with holes inspired by North East landmarks and stories such as the Tyne Bridge, Lambton Worm, High and Low Force and Sycamore Gap. A giant draughts board from Riverside Park, in Chester-le-Street, has been recreated with the help of an archive image.
Beamish has worked with Durham Amateur Football Trust to develop the football area, which celebrates the golden age of amateur football in the 1950s.
Plus, be sure to also pop over to our recently-opened 1950s Front Street terrace. Get your hair done (50s style!) in Elizabeth’s Hairdresser’s, discover the story of North East artist Norman Cornish in No. 2 Front Street, buy delicious fish and chips in Middleton’s Quality Fish and Chips and follow this with tasty sweet treats (including homemade ice cream!) from John’s Café.
You can also visit Spain's Field Farm and see what life was like for families living in the upland farms during the 1950s. The farm, located between The 1900s Pit Village and The 1900s Town, is open on weekends initially to allow for the continuing construction work on our 1950s Town.
Our latest exhibits are part of the Remaking Beamish project, which includes The 1950s Town, 1950s Spain’s Field Farm, transport developments and expansion of The 1820s Landscape. Thanks to the money raised by National Lottery players, the Remaking Beamish project was awarded £10.9million by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in 2016.