Summer at Beamish Museum
Co. Durham

Beamish Museum is a multi-award winning living museum where the past of the North East of England is brought to life. If you are looking for a place to inspire learning and discovery from early years to university students, it is a great place to come.

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    The museum is all about history, giving students the chance to step into footsteps of people of the past and experience sights, smells and sounds in a way that is challenging to re-create in the classroom.  Many take an enquiry based learning approach, setting students the challenge of investigating situations and questions by talking to people in role as characters from the past. There is a wide range of activities that can be booked to enhance your visit, all of which can be found on the

    Beamish also has huge opportunities as a place to focus on subjects beyond the history curriculum. Literacy, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Maths, the Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural curriculum… Some activities tie directly into these areas of study. Just One Spark investigates the science of the mining safety lamp, Who’s going to mind the bairn? raises the subject of teenage pregnancy and Once upon a time brings to life the world of traditional tales and storytelling for our youngest visitors, to give some examples.

    If you would like to stay a little longer we are able to organise for groups to camp, either in tents or inside one of the buildings. This gives you chance to experience the museum over a two day period and we’ll work with you to plan your schedule.

    We have lots of experience of working with education groups to ensure their visit meets their needs and expectations. Contact us (0191 370 4011, and we’ll happily help you plan your day.

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    Beamish. Co. Durham, DH9 0RG

  • Facilities
    • Disabled Access
    • On Site Parking
    • Disabled Toilets
    • Guide Dogs Welcome
    Attraction: Facilities
    • Baby Changing Facilities
    • Shop
    • Cafe
    • Toilets
    • Picnic Site
    • Groups Welcome
    • Pre visit Available
    • Risk Assessment Available


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