Festival of 50s at Beamish

Rock and roll along to Beamish Museum on 27 and 28 June for a fantastic weekend of all things 50s – a Festival of fashion, food and family fun.

Come along in your 50s finery and enter the Mr and Mrs Beamish competition (and for youngsters the Master & Miss Beamish competition too).  Enjoy live music from the era by local bands, a catwalk show with fashion students and try tasty treats from our 1950s kitchen.  Fantastic 50s items from our collections will be on view for you to explore; share your stories about them and guess the original price.  You can even treat yourself to a 1950s hairdo!

Outside, there’s Wanda, the beautiful 50s touring caravan, alongside cars and motorcycles of the times, a fairground attraction and outdoor games.  Meet Durham Amateur Football Trust and test your footballing skills or shake in your shoes in the recreation of a 1950s police room set up by the North East Police History Society.

For more information visit www.beamish.org.uk/festival-of-fifties

Event Information


Beamish Museum
Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0RG, United Kingdom


28 June 2015

Price range


As with all daytime events, there is no extra charge for the Festival of 50s, admission is included in the regular museum entry charge and Unlimited Pass holders get in free!
No Booking Required