Main Entrance and Visitor Centre.

Chaldron Wagon

 

The Beamish Visitor Centre is located at the foot of the hill housing the large car park. At the entrance to the visitor centre is an example of a typical Chaldron Wagon which was used to transport coal around the region.

Inside the Visitor Centre is a visitors reception area, a souvenir shop, a cafe and toilet facilities.

Beamish is a large open air museum covering some 300 acres, and all areas can be accessed by tram, bus or on foot. You will need to spend at least half a day to appreciate the museum. Most people, however, would want to spend a whole day to take in the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone age.

Once inside the museum all exhibits are free (except for the Funfair which has modest charges). The only other chargeable items are for food, drink and confectionery. There are also several places in which to picnic should you wish to cater for yourself.

On busy days (mainly afternoons) some of the queues may be lengthy for some of the exhibits e.g. the Drift Mine has a limit on the numbers of visitors entering the pit for safety reasons. There are also occasional queues for the Tram Rides - although trams run every 20 minutes in each direction around the museum.

Please visit the museum and have a truly memorable day, thousands already have.


 Admission charges for 2009-2010.

 

Adult

60 years plus

Child
(5-16 years)

Family Tickets
1* - 1 adult/2 children
2* - 2 adults/2 children

Summer Season
2009

£16.00

£13.00

£10.00

1* £32.00
2* £46.00

Winter Season
2009/2010

£7.50

£7.50

£6.00

N/A

Christmas Opening 2009

£10.00

£10.00

£8.00

1* £19.00
2* £29.00

Children under five years admitted free of charge.
Only the Colliery Village, Town and Tramway are open in the Winter Season

BEAMISH UNLIMITED PASS for 2009-2010
The Beamish Unlimited Pass allows free visits for one year from the date of purchase.
Beamish Unlimited Passes are available for adults, children, seniors, students and families and the cost is a single,
appropriate summer admission charge, as listed in the table above.

Prices valid from 4th April 2009.

Seasons

Summer Season
2009

4th April to 1st November
The Museum is open every day from 10am to 5pm - last admission at 3pm.

Winter Season
2009/2010

2nd November to 13th November 2009 & 4th January to 26th March 2010
Colliery Village, Town and Tramway open weekends and Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10am to 4pm.
Closed Mondays and Fridays.

Christmas Opening 2009

 

14th November 2009 to 3rd January 2010
Christmas at Beamish :
- Colliery Village, Town and tramway.
Open weekends and Tuesdays-Thursdays 10am to 4pm.
Closed Mondays and Fridays and Christmas Day.

Group Discounts

 

Adult

60 years plus

Child,
Youth Group,

Summer 2009

£11.00

£10.00

£6.00

Winter 2009

£6.00

£6.00

£6.00

Christmas 2009

£8.00

£8.00

£6.00

Prices correct at 6/3/2009 - please check with the Museum before your visit.

 

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