Beamish Museum

Beamish is an open-air museum near Stanley in County Durham. Its 300 acre site tells the story of people from North East England during the Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian periods. It is famous for its mixture of original and replica buildings and huge collection of artifacts, which feature in its town, home farm and colliery village.

Norman Cornish

Norman Cornish studio donated to Beamish Museum in County Durham

The studio from the Spennymoor home of Norman Cornish was donated to Beamish Museum in the months before his death

Adam Lowson (centre) won the amateur category at this years Durham Dry Stone Walling Competition

Teenager secures fourth win in a row at Durham Dry Stone Walling Competition

Event was organised by Durham County Council and Beamish Museum, as part of the latter's Festival of Agriculture

Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre

East Durham residents get to see Billy Elliot screening for £1

Two very special live screenings of the Billy Elliot stage musical will take place in Easington this weekend

The skulls teaching aid from Longhirst Hall

Racist skulls curio found in Northumberland school shed fetches big price at auction

Strange teaching aid featuring Caucasian, negroid, Native American and Australian skulls in auction surprise

Thomas Pascoe

The poignant diary that reveals the war journey of County Durham soldier

Thomas Pascoe's diary, photographs, and his letters and postcards home, were donated to Beamish Museum in the 1980s by his daughter Mary

People walking at Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland

Northumberland and Durham vying for national tourism prize

Both Northumberland and County Durham will battle it out for the Best UK Holiday County/Destination 2014

Beamish Museum in County Durham is set to win a £10.75m Heritage Lottery Fund grant to develop a new 1950s area and overnight accommodation

Heritage Lottery Fund grant could transport Beamish back to the 1950s

Beamish Museum is on target to win a £10.75m grant that would secure its long-term future

Grimy youngsters playing in the Newcastle Quayside area

Race against time to preserve rare images from the North East's past

A new selection is released from 150,000 images found in the loft of a Newcastle building in 1996          

Freda Oliver, 92 and Esther Robinson, 79 pay a visit to Orchard House at Beamish

Danish inspired idea for helping dementia sufferers comes to Beamish Museum

A pioneering new project at Beamish Museum in County Durham aims to help people in the North East suffering with dementia

Drew Hodgson with 'Flash' (left) with Gordon Thompson and 'Wheezer'

New pit ponies stable opened at Beamish Museum in County Durham

A parade has been held to mark the opening of a pit pony stable at Beamish Museum in County Durham

Beamish staff as Land Army girls at the museum's Home Farm

Beamish Museum farm takes a step forward into Second World War era

Home Farm at Beamish Museum is to relaunch in 1940s wartime mode having been previously set in Edwardian times

The opening of the bakers at Beamish Museum

Beamish Museum celebrates record number of visitors

Visitor numbers are up by 20% at a North East museum, with more than half a million people venturing through its doors in the past 12 months

A miner working the coal face circa 1930s

Miners' Hymns come home thanks to Forma founder David Metcalfe

Two special North East performances of The Miners' Hymns will take place in March at Sage Gateshead and Easington Social Welfare Centre

The steam engine and trailer involved in the death of Karl Doran at Beamish Museum

Beamish Museum bosses to face no action over death of boy

Beamish Museum will not face action over the death of a seven-year-old boy says the Health and Safety Executive after a two-year investigation

Gateshead tram number 7, re-numbered 52

Gateshead tragedy tram returns to the North East for restoration

A Gateshead tram involved in a death crash in 1916 is to be restored to join the Beamish Museum fleet

Coppy Lodge at Beamish, County Durham

homemaker featured property - 11 January 2014

From humble beginnings as a two-bedroom cottage, Coppy Lodge became a seven-bedroom guest-house and is now a family home

Alan Jopling, with his father Albert, at the remote farmhouse at Spainsfield near Stanhope

Spainsfield Farm set to go on display at Beamish Museum

Brick by brick, this traditional hill farm will be transported 25 miles to Beamish Museum where it will go on display to visitors

Students from Sunderland University show off their dancing skills at Beamish Museum

Dancers at Beamish Museum capture the spirit of Christmas

A Christmas Carol was transformed into a dance festival to help spread the festive spirit and keep visitors on their toes at Beamish Museum

Costume designer Gillian Wolf at Beamish

Seamstresses working around the clock to finish 300 costumes to bring Beamish Museum into a new decade

Land Girl uniforms and 1940s dresses are on order at Beamish as its busy team of designers prepare costumes for the outdoor museum's new venture.

A block of four Airey houses from Kibblesworth in Gateshead

Gateshead homes become slice of social history

Post-war homes for North East families will provide a trip down memory for thousands as they become a slice of social history


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