Family events plus Good Friday World War I memorial unveiling
Take the kids to Beamish Museum this Easter for traditional activities, including baking, crafts, and games.
Visitors can have a go at the Easter egg trail to try and find the eggs hidden around the museum, with a chance to claim a certificate from the print shop in The Town.
See (and taste!) traditional Easter baking and call in at Herron’s Bakery to buy some hot cross buns or a piece of simnel cake.
Matthew Henderson, engagement and participation team assistant said: “We’ve got loads planned for the whole family during the Easter holidays with a chance to learn about how Easter was celebrated during the 1820s, 1900s, and 1940s.”
On Easter Sunday and Monday, Georgian folk will be decorating eggs to jarp at Pockerley Old Hall, visitors can help them with Easter preparations, as well as making a paper flower to take home.
The 1940s Farm will be making carrot lollies (a real treat!) and getting crafty with Easter cards and rabbit finger puppet making from April 15-17.
On Easter Sunday, visitors can head to the dentist’s waiting room to decorate an egg, and on Easter Monday there’ll be egg rolling in The Town park at 11am, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.
There’ll be a chance to make an Easter card in The Pit Village school on Saturday and bonnet making on Easter Sunday and Monday.
Good Friday Memorial Table Dedication
On Good Friday (April 14), a memorial table that has been donated to the museum will be unveiled.
It was commissioned by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Greener in memory of their two sons, 2nd Lieutenant Henry Greener, 6th Durham Light Infantry, and Corporal John William Greener, 19th Northumberland Fusiliers, who lost their lives serving in the First World War.
The memorial table will be unveiled in The Pit Village chapel at 1.30pm, which marks 100 years to the day since 2nd Lt Henry Greener lost his life.
Joined by a relative of the soldiers, the lives of these young men will be commemorated with the Last Post, performed by local buglers.
Wessington U3A War Memorials group will also be in the chapel on Good Friday and Easter Saturday with a First World War display and “The Poppy Girls” have produced the knitted and crocheted poppies that will also be on view.