Beamish Museum

Beamish is a world-famous open air museum with its own passenger station dating from 1867 and a variety of period wagons.

Open Air Museum

Beamish, in County Durham, not far from Newcastle, is a world famous open air museum that tells the story of life in North East England in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times.

Passenger Station

The Beamish passenger station was first built in 1867 in Rowley, near Consett and re-opened at Beamish in 1976. A wrought-iron footbridge crosses the railway line and leads to the signal box, dating from 1896.


A variety of wagons can be seen in and around Beamish station, on a regularly changing pattern of display. The museum has a wide collection of vehicles with tram and steam locomotives including Puffing Billy, colliery machinery and locomotives and a wide collection of wagons, carts, bicycles, cars, buses and trams.

Opening Hours (Winter Schedule)

Mon: Closed

Tue: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Wed: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Thu: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Fri: Closed

Sat: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Sun: 10.00am - 4.00pm


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Contact Details

Beamish Museum
County Durham
Durham DH90RG

Tel: 0191 370 4000
Fax: 0191 370 4001
Website: Click here to Visit

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