Get ready for a Summer of Fun at Beamish

From explosive experiments to Suffragette marches, Home Guard drills and solving a murder mystery, there’s a fantastic Summer of Fun ahead at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North.

Every day during the school holidays, from now until 29th August, there’ll be amazing activities for all the family.

Enjoy Melodious Mondays with a whole host of traditional music around the museum. Sing, dance and perform early 1900s scripts as you join in with music hall rehearsals in Hetton Band Hall in The Pit Village.

Learn new skills and have a go at traditional games during Try it Tuesdays. There are different activities each week, ranging from croquet, proggy mat making, help the maid, Georgian costume try-on, pill making and hag stone making.

Listen to the stories of the Suffragettes during Women’s Wednesdays, grab a sash, and march for your right to vote in The 1900s Town at 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Don’t forget to make a rosette in The Pit Village school – purple for loyalty and dignity, white for purity and green for hope.

Visitors can discover the story of North East Suffragette Connie Lewcock, is she guilty or not guilty? Decide at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.45pm & 3.45pm at Rowley Station.

Durham County Cricket Club will also be running cricket sessions on the Events Field on 25th July, 1st, 15th & 29th August at 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Plus, there’ll be the chance to have a go at writing secret letters during Women’s Wednesdays at The 1940s Farm.

In The Pit Village chapel, see the explosive Just One Spark demonstrations as you discover the dangers of working down a coal mine at 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm during Thunderous Thursdays. There will also be Tangram puzzles to try in Hetton Band Hall.

Have a go at football skills with the Newcastle United Foundation on the Events Field on 26th July, 9th & 23rd August, between 11am & 3pm.

On 50s Fridays, visitors can explore the 1950s front room in Ravensworth Terrace in The 1900s Town or visit the band hall in The 1900s Pit Village to learn more about 1950s NHS clinics, Red Cross Cadets and 50s teenagers.

Learn to drill with the Home Guard at 11am, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm at The 1940s Farm on Soldiering Saturdays.