Covid-19 - You can now use buses and trains for leisure travel, but please check current advice before travelling.

Car-free offer: 25% off with bus ticket *

How to get toBeamishcar-free

COVID-19 advice

Beamish is reopening from 23 July 2020 – please see website for details.

Please follow current advice about using public transport. Cyclists welcome – plan your route here.

Step-by-step directions

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How to get to Beamish car-free:

From Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland and Chester-le-Street there are regular buses to Beamish. See Go North East for details or use the journey planner at the bottom of this page.

Bus 28/28A runs every half hour (hourly on Sundays) from Newcastle.

  • Bus times from:
    Newcastle Eldon Square Bus Station (Stand J)

From further afield there are direct trains to Chester-le-Street from Newcastle, Durham, Darlington, York and other cities.

Train times and tickets

From the station, it's a 10-minute walk to the bus stop on South Burns - see map

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Go North East bus 28/28A (Stand L) and bus 8 (Stand K) both run direct to Beamish, taking about 15 minutes.

  • Bus times from:
    South Burns (Stand L)

  • Bus times from:
    South Burns (Stand K)

About Beamish

Step into a fascinating open air living history museum - to experience the sights, sounds, smells and taste of life in the North East over the past 200 years.

Take a tram ride into the past and visit recreations of a 1900s town, colliery and pit village. Meet the Land Girls and the Home Guard on the 1940s farm and ride on the steam train at 1820s Pockerley Waggonway.

  • County: County Durham
  • Address: Beamish Museum, Beamish, County Durham DH9 0RG
  • Refreshments: Lots of tasty themed refreshments to choose from on site - including tea rooms, pub and fish and chips
  • * Car-free offer: 25% off entry when you show your bus ticket*
  • Lady dressed in period costume at Beamish Museum

Plan your door-to-door journey

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Reverse Route

About Beamish

Step into a fascinating open air living history museum - to experience the sights, sounds, smells and taste of life in the North East over the past 200 years.

Take a tram ride into the past and visit recreations of a 1900s town, colliery and pit village. Meet the Land Girls and the Home Guard on the 1940s farm and ride on the steam train at 1820s Pockerley Waggonway.

  • County: County Durham
  • Address: Beamish Museum, Beamish, County Durham DH9 0RG
  • Refreshments: Lots of tasty themed refreshments to choose from on site - including tea rooms, pub and fish and chips
  • * Car-free offer: 25% off entry when you show your bus ticket*
  • Lady dressed in period costume at Beamish Museum
Bike routes

Beamish is just off National Route 7. It’s a five mile cycle from Chester-le-Street rail station – here’s the route.

Taxi numbers

There is a taxi rank at Chester-le-Street station. The fare to Beamish is about £12.

Handy Tips

There’s a lot to see in one day, but your entry ticket to Beamish is valid for 12 months.

* Travel to Beamish Museum on any Go North East bus and get 25% off an individual Beamish Unlimited Pass (not valid for online tickets).

Look out for the Good Journey Mark – where car-free visitors are welcome and enjoy a discount

Visit car-free in 2020!