Keeping the family entertained at the Living Museum of the North, July 20-August 28
Solve age-old crimes, learn traditional skills and Home Guard drills as County Durham’s Beamish Museum launches its Summer of Fun.
Visitors can pick up a free Beamish Bingo card and search for 10 items around the museum, answering questions and learning as they go.
Jonathan Blackburn, engagement and participation assistant, said: “We’re looking forward to a jam-packed Summer of Fun with something different happening across the museum every day of the week.”
There are different activities every day:
Take part in a Joe the Quilter Murder Mystery before taking a trip to The 1900s Town to help the police constable solve a crime – can you pick the guilty person from the line-up?
New Welfare Hall: Art-based activities.
Become an inventor as you create your own self-propelled vehicles in The 1900s Pit Village band hall.
New Welfare Hall: Youth Club.
Listen to stories of the Suffragettes then grab a placard and sash and join in the campaign to get women the vote.
New Welfare Hall: explore your theatrical side with amateur dramatics sessions.
Try It Thursdays
Try your hand at traditional skills such as proggy mat making or bread making.
New Welfare Hall: NHS Mother and Baby Clinic.
Take a look around the front room at No. 6 Ravensworth Terrace in The 1900s Town and see if you can work out who used to live there.
New Welfare Hall: Visit the Friendship Club in the morning and a seated exercise class in the afternoon.
Take part in Home Guard drills at The 1940s Farm.
New Welfare Hall: First a coffee morning, then music from the 1950s during the afternoon, plus a live band on the last Saturday of every month!
Hear tales of homecoming from the First World War as peace is declared.
From July 21 to September 8, support teams taking part in the 2019 Beamish Colliery Cricket Tournament.
New Welfare Hall: First a coffee morning, then music from the 1950s during the afternoon.
Great North Festival of Agriculture
All daytime events are included in museum admission and are free to Beamish Unlimited Pass holders and Friends of Beamish members – pay once and visit for free for a year. For more information visit www.beamish.org.uk.