Each weekend, from Saturday, 14th November, Santa Claus will be by the fireside in his festive Edwardian cottage at the museum, chatting to children via video call!  We’ll initially be offering calls in November and will be keeping everyone updated about additional dates.

We’re also planning to hold Christmas festivities at the museum during December, including traditional decorations, festive food, Edwardian stalls and a visit to Father Christmas in The Pit Village.  We’re continuing to follow national COVID-19 restrictions and will let you all know as soon as we have more information about government coronavirus guidance.

Book your Father Christmas video call to share with friends and family.

Looking for that perfect present this Christmas? Beamish can help you find a unique gift for your loved ones.

From Edwardian-inspired spiced apple bath salts and Beamish dog treats to the museum’s own version of Monopoly and Jubilee Confectioners’ sweet treats, Beamish’s festive gift range is inspired by the museum’s collections and exhibits.

Click here to see our full range of unique Christmas gifts and stocking fillers available.