Beamish Open Air Museum


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Beamish Open Air Museum


Family in front of a thatched house
Couple sat in an old style hair salon couch
Tram going through the village
Entrance to the village with an old car driving through
Old car being driven with a small steam roller in the background

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Event Date:Saturday 15 June
Venue:Beamish, County Durham
Ticket Price:£13.50 per adult and £6.50 per child



Additional information

Switcher info

  • Save 30% on admission, that's a £5.50 saving per ticket
  • Fast-track entry
  • Free family activities
  • Behind-the-scenes tours
  • Exclusive Boundless members’ area with photographs, competitions and prizes
  • Free refreshments
  • Tickets cost £13.50 per adult and £6.50 per child

Join Boundless on Saturday 15 June for a members’ day out at the award-winning Beamish Open Air Museum. Are you ready for a completely unique experience? Then this one-of-a-kind member event is for you.

Take a deep breath as you step into this incredible living museum, travelling back in time almost 200 years. There are no objects locked in glass cages here.

You, your friends and family are completely free to explore the awe-inspiring 350-acre site that gives you a unique insight into the lives of the people of northeast England, from way back in the 1820s right through to the 1940s.

This world-famous interactive museum is truly remarkable and allows you to experience first hand what life was like for the people who lived and worked during these fascinating times. The past will be brought vividly to life through sights, sounds, smells and delicious tastes. There’s so much to discover within the extensive grounds, you can taste traditional food from a coal-fired range, hop on board a tram or steam train, play schoolyard games together and pop into Co-op shops – plus much, much more.

While you’re at Beamish Open Air Museum, make sure you visit the Boundless members’ area, where there will be family drop-in craft activities running throughout the day and a chance to take part in our explorer quizzes – there are some great Beamish prizes to be won. From 10am – 12pm you can also pop in for morning refreshments.

When booking tickets, why not book onto a free guided tour and see some of the museum’s collections that are not on public view. Tours are run by Beamish Open Air Museum experts and will give you an in-depth look into the how the museum brings the past to life.

As with all our member events, the Boundless team will be there to meet you on the day and help to make sure you get the most out of your visit to Beamish. Whether it’s fast-track entry, free refreshments, entertaining the family or getting you behind-the-scenes tours, we’ve got it covered to make your visit as easy and enjoyable as possible.

Please note, this member event will only be taking place on Saturday 15 June and tickets will not be available for any other date. So don’t miss out – get your family and friends together and take advantage of this fantastic opportunity!

Ticket Prices

Boundless members’ day isn't just about giving you perks on the day, you can also save up to £5.50 per ticket*.

Boundless member prices:
  • Adult (aged 17 and over) – £13.50
  • Child Price (aged 5 to 16) - £6.50
  • Infant (aged 4 and under) – Free

Not yet a Boundless member? Join today for £27 a year to book your ticket for the Beamish Open Air Museum day out.

*Up to £5.50 per ticket compared to the Beamish Open Air Museum standard adult ticket price.

Beamish, County Durham DH9 0RG


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How can I get there?


By Car

From the north and south, follow the A1M to Junction 63 (Chester-le-Street exit), then the A693 towards Stanley for four miles, following the signs.

From the west, take the A68 to Castleside, near Consett, and follow the Beamish Museum signs along the A692 and A693 via Stanley.

Sat Nav users, our postcode is DH9 0RG.

By Rail

The closest railway station to Beamish Museum is Chester-le- Street. TransPennine Express services run regularly from Newcastle, Durham and Darlington to Chester-le-Street.

Once you arrive at Chester-le-Street, there are regular bus services from the town centre to Beamish Museum; journey time is approximately 15 – 20 minutes.


Are there any age restrictions?


There are no age restrictions. Ticket Admission prices vary depending on age.

  • Adult tickets: aged 17 and over
  • Child tickets: aged five – 16
  • Infant tickets: aged four and under

Infant tickets are free of charge.

Please note we do not sell a senior citizen ticket as these tickets are already heavily discounted by the venue. Senior Citizens can still purchase Adult Tickets through Boundless and save £1 plus access to our onsite activities.


I have a friend or family member who wants to come as well.


Great, bring them along! Just make sure that the booking is made by a Boundless member.


How and when will I get my tickets?


To purchase tickets please click on the yellow box at right hand side of your screen. When you purchase your tickets you will receive a confirmation email with an e-ticket attached. Please print this e-ticket out or show it on your phone when you arrive on the day. The Boundless ticket station will be located next to the main entrance.


What time does this event start and end?


The members’ day will run from 10am – 5pm.

Please note that Boundless tickets will only be accepted on Saturday 15 June.


What is your refund policy?


Once you have purchased your event ticket/s they are non-refundable. This is because we have a very limited number of tickets and we may not be able to reallocate them. Tickets may be transferred to your friends or family but please email to inform us of any changes.


How accessible is the site for people with mobility difficulties?


Beamish Museum is built over a large space and not every space is fully accessible. For detailed information about accessibility please read their guidebook here


Does the venue offer carer tickets?


Visitors with disabilities may admit one accompanying carer free of charge to our members day. Once you have purchased your tickets, please email us on or call 0800 66 99 44 and notify us of your booking so we can add your career ticket to your booking. Beamish requests you to bring relevant proof of entitlement such as a blue/orange badge or similar.


I have an annual pass to Beamish and don’t need an admission ticket. Can I still take part in the Boundless activities on the member day?


Yes, we would love to see you there on Saturday 15 June . Could you please just click here to let us know you are coming so we can make sure there is space on the activities for you and your guests.