Learn traditional crafts, Saturday, September 23 and Sunday 24
It’s traditional skills weekend at County Durham’s Beamish Museum, as part of the month-long Great North Festival of Agriculture which celebrates the rural heritage of North East England.
At the 1940s farm and 1800s area, try your hand at and enjoy many traditional crafts, learn about their history and their purpose.
You can also learn about the Remaking Beamish plans for our 1800s area, which includes a Georgian inn where you can spend the night.
You’ll be able to have a go at:
- Stone carving
- Candle making
- Bread making
- Thomas Bewick-style etchings
- Pole lathe and Shave Horse
- Northumbrian Pipes
- Jam preserving
- Harness making
- Spinning and weaving
- Basket making
- Lino cutting and printing
Getting to Beamish Museum
Address: Beamish Museum, Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0RG, call 0191 370 4000 (9am-4pm, Monday-Friday).
By road: From the North and South, follow the A1M to Junction 63 (Chester-le-Street exit), then the A693 towards Stanley for four miles, following the signs. From the west – take the A68 to Castleside, near Consett, and follow the Beamish Museum signs along the A692 and A693 via Stanley.
By bus: Go North East’s Waggonway service 28/28A runs from Newcastle, Gateshead, Birtley, Ouston and Chester-le-Street every 30 minutes Monday-Saturday daytimes, hourly in the evening and on Sundays. Connections with other bus, train or Metro services can be made in Newcastle, Gateshead, and Chester-le-Street. Coast & Country service 8 runs every 30 minutes Monday -Saturday from Sunderland Interchange, via Washington, Chester-le-Street, and Stanley. Travel to Beamish on any Go North East bus and get 25 per cent discount on a standard individual admission charge.
The last event in the Great North Festival of Agriculture is Harvest Festival and Harvest Home, September 30-October 1. For more information, visit www.beamish.org.uk.