Skiffle Workshop at Beamish Museum Sunday 22nd September

Skiffle was a 1950s musical phenomenon with homespun, simple music played on affordable instruments so that everyone could have a go.

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    Why not try your hand at playing some skiffle at Beamish's NEW 1950s welfare hall?

    We’ll be holding workshops to show people how to play simple instruments, such as the washboard and tea-chest bass and we’ll be expecting some rousing singing too! If you have an instrument that would fit in with our skiffle, such as a ukulele, guitar, fiddle or mandolin, bring it along whatever standard you play at.

    During the 1950s, church halls, coffee bars, community centres and youth clubs rang out with music of young bands emulating the like of Lonnie Donegan and The Vipers.

    The sessions will be from 2pm – 4pm on the fourth Sunday of the month in the welfare hall. Our own skiffle band, Hop, Skiffle and Jump, will perform a concert to conclude each session.

    Pricing Information

    Pay once and visit for a whole year FREE of charge, including daytime events. Unlimited Tickets are not valid for Evening Events. Adult £19.50 Senior (60 years) / Student £14.50 Child (5 – 16 years) £11.50 Family (1 Adult + 2 Children) £36.50 Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) £51.00 Family (2 Adults + 1 Child) £44.50

    Opening Times

    Open daily, 10am to 5pm. Last admission 4pm.


    Beamish Museum Regional Resource Centre Beamish County Durham , DH9 0RG

  • Facilities
    • Disabled Access
    • On Site Parking
    • Disabled Toilets
    • Guide Dogs Welcome


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