From The 1940s Farm reopening to Halloween fun – enjoy a visit to Beamish Museum this October Half Term (24th October to 1st November).
Visitors can explore The 1940s Farm, which will be opening for the first time since the museum closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The farm tells the story of life on the Home Front in the Second World War, a time of Land Girls, rationing, the Home Guard and “make do and mend”.
People can also enjoy half-term Halloween-themed family fun. Dare you brave the spooky sights of Pockerley Old Hall?
Visitors can complete the Halloween Teddy Bear Trail around the open-air museum, spotting the bears in their hand-crafted Halloween outfits. The sweet shop and bakery in The 1900s Town will be making terrifically terrifying treats!
COVID-19 Secure measures are in place across the museum, including pre-booked timeslots for all visitors, social distancing and additional health and hygiene measures.
Rhiannon Hiles, Beamish’s Deputy Director, said: “We’re delighted to be able to reopen our 1940s Farm once again this October Half Term.
“Visitors will be able to explore the museum, at what is always a beautiful time of year with the autumn colours around our large, open air site and we’ll also have Halloween fun for people to enjoy.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on the museum and we want to say a huge thank you to everyone for their ongoing support, which really does make a difference during these difficult times. We have worked hard to ensure that a visit to Beamish can take place within the COVID-19 Secure measures and guidelines and we look forward to welcoming our visitors to the museum this half term.”
Beamish is open daily, from 10am to 5pm, until 1st November. From 2nd November onwards, open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm (see website for full 2020 opening times). Timeslot tickets need to be booked in advance, in line with COVID-19 Secure guidance. To book, visit www.beamish.org.uk.