DSCF9523 (Copy)Beamish is a world famous open air museum. We tell the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s.

Beamish stands in 300 acres of beautiful County Durham countryside. With so many things to see, Beamish is a wonderful day out for people of all ages.

The Town
The Town represents a typical North Eastern market town in the years leading up to the First World War.

Railway Station
Rowley Station, adjacent to The Town, is a typical country station as it would have been in Edwardian times.

1940s Farm
1940s Farm, describing the story of life on the Home Front in the rural North East and how farming saved the nation from starvation during the war.

The Colliery
No recreation of the history of North East England would be complete without a colliery and the people who worked and lived around it.

Pit Village
See how pit communities were in the early 1900s. Villages grew up around the mines, houses and coal were provided free in exchange for labour.

Pockerley Old Hall
Pockerley Old Hall, situated on a hill in the centre of the Beamish valley, represents the home of a wealthy farmer in the early 1800s.

Pockerley Waggonway
This operating railway gives a flavour of rail travel in the early 1800s as it cuts through the Georgian landscape in the valley below Pockerley Old Hall.