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beamish19.jpg Beaming at Beamish

There’s a whole summer of fun to be had at Beamish, the region’s world famous living museum of the north.

Why do boffins keep telling us that time travel is theoretically possible? As anyone who has ever been to the multi-award winning Beamish will tell you, time travel is a reality because a trip to Beamish is a trip back in time. And during the summer months the venue has all manner of activities taking place that will delight all ages. During Mystery Mondays, visitors can take part in a Joe the Quilter Murder Mystery before taking a trip to the 1900s Town to help the police constable solve a crime – can you pick the guilty person from the line up? Create your own self-propelled vehicles in the 1900s Pit Village band hall during Tinkering Tuesdays. Grab a placard and sash and join in the campaign to get women the vote during Women’s Wednesdays. On Thursdays you can try your hand at traditional skills including candle making, proggy mat making or sweet making. Take a look around the 1950s front room at No. 6 Ravensworth Terrace and see if you can work out who used to live there during 50s Fridays. Take part in Home Guard drills at the 1940s Farm during Soldiering Saturdays and enjoy tales of homecoming from the First World War as peace is declared during Celebration Sundays. There will even be peace parties in the 1900s Pit Village. The new welfare hall in 1950s Town will also host a raft of events including art-based activities, amateur dramatics sessions and coffee mornings with live bands. All daytime events are included in the museum admission and are free to Beamish Unlimited Pass holders and Friends of Beamish – pay once and visit free for a whole year. More details on all of the summer events can be found at the website, below.

Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0RG. beamish.org.uk