Getting toBeamishcar-free

1 At a glance

  • Regular buses from Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland and Chester-le-Street
  • From further afield, take the train to Chester-le-Street and hop on the bus from there
  • Enjoy 25% off with your bus ticket*

2 Step-by-step

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 for bus times.

The Waggonway 28/28A runs every half hour (hourly on Sundays) from Newcastle:

  • Live bus times:
    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. National Rail

From the station, it's a 10-15 minute walk to the bus stop on South Burns - see map

The Waggonway 28/28A bus (Stand L) or the 8 bus (Stand K) both run direct to Beamish, taking about 15 minutes. Operated by Go North East.

  • Live bus times:
    South Burns (Stand L)

  • Live bus times:
    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*

3 Plan your car-free journey

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
  • Nearest town: Chester-le-Street
  • 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*
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