Summer of Fun at Beamish Museum 2021 LISTING

Summer of Fun at Beamish Museum


Beamish Museum invite you to soak up the summer with plenty of fun thrown in every day from 10am - 5pm, 17 July - 31 August 2021. Beamish Museum's Summer of Fun is the perfect family-friendly day out near NewcastleGateshead.

Enjoy good old fashioned fun at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North this summer with den building, ice cream making, teddy bear trail and traditional live music. Pop over to The Fairground by The 1900s Town and have a go on the gallopers, helter skelter, chair-o-planes and sideshow (charge applies to Fairground activities). The museum’s inside exhibits will be open and buses are running and the wheelchair accessible vehicle continues to operate on an on-call basis.

Activities each day at Beamish Museum during their Summer of Fun

  • Mondays during Summer of Fun: join in with Georgian games at Pockerley Old Hall
  • Tuesdays: enjoy croquet in The 1900s Town park
  • Wednesdays: get creative with chalk drawing in The 1900s Pit Village school yard
  • Thursdays: have a go at adventurous play by the 1950s welfare hall.
  • Fridays: Ice cream making in the welfare hall, plus there’ll be the chance to help Beamish design a scrumptious sundae.
  • Saturdays & Sundays: Den building rounds off the jam-packed week, can you build the best den? The activity takes place by Hetton Silver Band Hall in The 1900s Pit Village.
  • Everyday: have a go at the Teddy Bear Trail, can you spot all the teddies as you make your way around the museum?

The selection of sundaes will be put to a vote and the museum will sell the winning creation, as voted for by the public, in John’s Cafe when it opens in The 1950s Town as part of the Remaking Beamish project.

That's not all - step back in time in a fascinating Second World War encampment set up at The 1940s Farm. Enjoy traditional live music performances including by band Hop, Skiffle and Jump on Sunday, 25th July outside the 1950s welfare hall and the museum’s popular Singaround Sunday session will take place on Sunday, 8th August outside in The 1900s Pit Village with The Cloth Cap Temperance Band.

Covid-19 safety at Beamish Museum this summer

Beamish has a range of COVID-19 Secure health and hygiene measures in place across the museum, with the safety of visitors, staff and volunteers as the top priority and in line with industry best practice and guidance issued by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.

  • pre-booked timeslot entry tickets
  • use of face masks
  • reduced capacity to manage the number of visitors and allow space
  • enhanced cleaning
  • hand sanitiser stations
  • The museum has been awarded the “We’re Good To Go” standard.

More events this summer at Beamish Museum

Saturday 24 - Sunday 25 July: Tractor Gathering event. Visitors will be able to admire traditional tractors as they travel around the museum during this special weekend.

Thursday 2 - Sunday 5 September: the Dig for Victory event takes place, where you can learn about lumberjills, Land Girls, make do and mend, the Home Guard and ration cooking, as you discover life on the Home Front during the Second World War.

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