A cracking day for the family at Beamish Museum

Hop along to Beamish Museum for some egg-citing activities this Easter including baking, crafts and games.

Visitors can have a go at the fun Easter egg trail to try and find all the eggs the Easter Bunny has 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 in The Town to buy some delicious hot cross buns or a piece of simnel cake.

Matthew Henderson, Engagement and Participation Team Assistant at Beamish, said: “Our exciting events programme reflects seasonal customs and traditions throughout the year.

“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 all crafty with Easter cards and rabbit finger puppet making from 15th to 17th April.

On Easter Sunday visitors can head to the dentist’s waiting room in The Town to decorate an egg, and on Easter Monday there’ll be egg rolling in The Town park at 11am, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Whose will go the furthest?

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.

Visit Beamish this Easter, there’s plenty to see and do!

Memorial Table Dedication – 14th April

On Good Friday, Beamish will be unveiling a special memorial table that has been donated to the museum.

The table 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 on 14th April, 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 be in the chapel on 14th and 15th April with a fascinating First World War display and “The Poppy Girls” have produced the knitted and crocheted poppies that will also be on view.

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