Activities at Beamish Museum for Dementia Week

Beamish Museum has organised a packed programme of activities as part of Dementia Awareness Week.

From singing and dancing to gardening, crafts and games, there’s something for everyone to get involved with from May 15 to 20.

Activities will take place throughout the week across the museum and visitors will even have the chance to become Dementia Friends.

Fiona Pembroke, Beamish’s acting Health and Wellbeing Team Leader, said: “For this year’s Dementia Awareness Week we’ve teamed up with some great partners and it’s fantastic to be able to offer such a variety of activities throughout the week.

“These activities are not just for people living with dementia, they’re suitable for everyone so come along and join us.”

Visitors can dance the hop, take part in Singing for the Brain music sessions and plant forget-me-nots.

The Alzheimer’s Society will be chatting to visitors and the Essence Centre Men’s Group will be gardening in the station allotments.

Enjoy a scenic Walk4Life or afternoon nature walk, take part in a treasure hunt or get creative with the craft club, plus there are delicious forget-me-not biscuits to buy – there’s plenty to see and do!

Visitors can also join the millions of UK Dementia Friends by going along to our workshop, run by our Dementia Friends champions.

Beamish is committed to becoming an official Dementia Friendly Community and has over 340 Dementia Friends among our staff and volunteers.

Dementia Awareness Week is an Alzheimer’s Society initiative that takes places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Dementia Awareness Week activities, as with all daytime events, are included in admission to Beamish and are free to Unlimited Pass holders. For more information on activities please visit


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