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Discover Beamish Museum From Home

20 January - 31 May


Discover Beamish Museum From Home

Discover Beamish Museum from home – as we’re temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’re sharing ways to experience the museum from home.

We’re continuing to follow Government instructions and guidance around coronavirus, with the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers our top priority as always. We’ll keep you all updated on our website and social media.

In the meantime, here are some ways you can enjoy a bit of Beamish at home. We’ll continue adding new activities, so keep visiting us online!


Online Activities:

Have a Beamish Singalong with volunteer Bill!

Fancy trying a Beamish hairstyle at home? Kirsty from our Costume Team takes us through how to do a 1950s chignon hairstyle.

Take a (virtual) ride through the Georgian Landscape on the 1820s Pockerley Waggonway

Enjoy a (virtual) horse and carriage ride around the museum with Neils and Pico.

Try your hand at some Beamish style baking with these recipes from our very own Herron’s Bakery in The 1900s Town

Show off your quick wit by thinking up funny captions for our photographs!

Save and print out one of our colouring in sheets!

Discover more about the museum

Find out more about our transport collections, including trams, buses, steam engines and restoration work, on our blog Beamish Transport Online.


Beamish Museum
+44 0191 370 4000

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