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.

Richard Evans of Beamish Museum.

Beamish Museum director Richard Evans talks of ambitious plans

Beamish Museum director Richard Evans has doubled visitor numbers - now he has ambitious plans for the future

Sage Gateshead

Case for Culture: What it means for the future of the North East

Following the Case for Capital, the new Case for Culture aims to keep the region's many cultural assets high up the agenda

Angel of the North

Where does the North East come in the list of lottery hits and misses

As National Lottery operators Camelot marks its big birthday, Barbara Hodgson recalls what lottery cash has added up to for the North East

The Lindisfarne Gospels at Durham

Record number of North Easterners visiting heritage sites

Survey shows therapy and economic value of region's historic attractions to our future success

The cast of Carry on Mining Ore

Slaley welcomes new comedy play Carry on Mining...Ore

A Carry on play is being peformed at Slaley this weekend, with ore mining the unlikely subject

Christmas at Beamish

Bells are ringing out for Christmas at Beamish

The festivities kick off in November at Beamish as Father Christmas prepares to make his annual visit - complete with reindeer accompaniment

Euphonium player by Dryden Goodwin, from Skill, commissioned and produced by Forma

East Durham Creates festival to be an eye-opener

The first East Durham Creates festival will see over 40 performances, exhibitions and events throughout the autumn

Hadrians Wall

North East tourism: European funding 'desperately needed' to help growth in 2015

Northern Tourism Alliance says the European Commission must recognise the region's success stories with more funding in response to tourism inquiry

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

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