Beamish Museum - one admission £17.50 and you get in for the next 12 months for FREE
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Beamish Museum - one admission £17.50 and you get in for the next 12 months for FREE

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Found 4th Apr 2013
For those who don't know;

Beamish have been doing this for years now and it is a great deal, as one paid you get the next 12 months admission free. Great for those days you are at a loose end.
You even get to ride all day on the trams and steam train if you do wish.
The sweet shop is cool to as if you get there when they are making sweets you get a free sample.
Also those who like fish and chips these are made in the onsite chip shop with coal fired chip fryers.

Admission Prices
Adult £17.50
Senior (60 years) / Student* £13.00
Child (5 - 16 years) £10.00
Child (Under 5) FREE
Family (1 Adult + 2 Children) £32.00
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) £46.00
All Beamish Unlimited tickets are valid for 12 months from your first visit to the Museum for an unlimited number of visits.
Admission covers all day time events and activities, including use of the vintage trams, buses and steam locomotive rides at Pockerley Waggonway (excludes winter season) and Rowley Station (excludes winter season).

20 Comments

this is normal??

This is normal price, but I do think Beamish is great value, duh a big site you can go back time and time again. Works out great value over the year. It's nice you can get a cup of tea in various places now too. Highly recommended from me, my kids love the place.

I agree Beamish is a great day out. We got the annual pass a couple of years back. It was well worth the money as we must have visited four or five times before the kids started to get bored.

aligimp

This is normal price, but I do think Beamish is great value, duh a big … This is normal price, but I do think Beamish is great value, duh a big site you can go back time and time again. Works out great value over the year. It's nice you can get a cup of tea in various places now too. Highly recommended from me, my kids love the place.



I've only been the once as it's a bit out the way especially if you don't drive there. I had a great day. I would also recommend the fish and chips. Probably the best I've ever had and well worth the money so heat from me !

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bonnetbasher

I've only been the once as it's a bit out the way especially if you don't … I've only been the once as it's a bit out the way especially if you don't drive there. I had a great day. I would also recommend the fish and chips. Probably the best I've ever had and well worth the money so heat from me !


You can get a bus from Chester-le-Street, they are the maroon coloured 'wagon way' buses, times I don't know but they accually go to the museum door, well top of the steps.

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Excellent day out, use your go-north east bus ticket to get another 25% off. Could just get the bus one stop (£1 ish) and save 25% on the ticket. Weekly/Monthly/Yearly bus passes are valid for the discount. Not sure about the concessionary tickets that you get on the Northern when you use your bus pass.

public transport details here:

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Python5

this is normal??


Probably normal .... several years ago the rules of Gift Aid were relaxed to allow museums etc to claim tax back on tickets they sold if visitors made a GA declaration. Think this became too successful so rules were tightened so that to be eligible for a GA claim you either had be donating at least 10% over the normal ticket price. So most places either now quote admission+giftaid donation prices (with the admission on its own with out added 10% in small print somewhere) or go the route of "ticket is same price as annual membership and annual members get free entry" since annual membership is GA eligible.

deshepherd

Probably normal .... several years ago the rules of Gift Aid were relaxed … Probably normal .... several years ago the rules of Gift Aid were relaxed to allow museums etc to claim tax back on tickets they sold if visitors made a GA declaration. Think this became too successful so rules were tightened so that to be eligible for a GA claim you either had be donating at least 10% over the normal ticket price. So most places either now quote admission+giftaid donation prices (with the admission on its own with out added 10% in small print somewhere) or go the route of "ticket is same price as annual membership and annual members get free entry" since annual membership is GA eligible.



Sorry. I was saying its normal. Atleast for the last 2year since I have had 2 memberships

Good price, shame they can't move it 200 miles south X)

Heat added.

last time i went I just went in through the farm, free history
maps.google.co.uk/map…=18
Edited by: "daze24" 4th Apr 2013

darren9030

Good price, shame they can't move it 200 miles south X)Heat added.



There's always the Blackcountry museum in Brum - just as good.

bonnetbasher

There's always the Blackcountry museum in Brum - just as good.



Or the Ironbridge musuems and victorian town? ironbridge.org.uk/our…ns/

400 miles South?

What a boring place to go!!!

bonnetbasher

There's always the Blackcountry museum in Brum - just as good.




Yes, the living museum in Dudley i guess you mean. Took my dad there a couple of years ago & indeed it is very good

blue0011

Or the Ironbridge musuems and victorian town? … Or the Ironbridge musuems and victorian town? http://www.ironbridge.org.uk/our-attractions/




Yes, done these also en route to an ice hockey match in Telford

daze24

last time i went I just went in through the farm, free … last time i went I just went in through the farm, free historyhttps://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=beamish&ll=54.883152,-1.665384&spn=0.002669,0.006968&hnear=Beamish,+County+Durham,+United+Kingdom&t=h&z=18

I believe that this is a right of way and legally they cannot stop you doing it but I wouldn't feel comfortable doing it - they work very hard at what they do and are big local employers.

How is this a hot deal? It's always this price, and the annual admission is just a marketing gimmick so they can charge an inflated admission.

Crich Tramway Village/Museum do same thing. £13 adult/£8 child gives 12 months entry. The tram museum is excellent, and they usually run at least two of their collection each day so you can ride on them. Highly recommended if you are anywhere near Derbyshire.

tramway.co.uk/pla…013

dwl99

I believe that this is a right of way and legally they cannot stop you … I believe that this is a right of way and legally they cannot stop you doing it but I wouldn't feel comfortable doing it - they work very hard at what they do and are big local employers.



Yeah I only ended up going in there because I was staying at Beamish Hall and started walking round, got to this entrance first and just walked in.. had the intention of paying. Spent enough in the pub to cover it.
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