Beamish Museum expansion supported by six-figure donation

Beamish Museum has received £225k from the Friends of Beamish, taking the Friends’ total donations to £2.1million.

The latest donation from the Friends of Beamish and Business Friends of Beamish will go towards the Remaking Beamish project, which is now underway and includes a 1950s Town and Farm, and expansion of the Georgian Landscape.

The Friends have now donated more than £2.1million to Beamish since the group was established in 1968 and have supported a range of projects at the museum including Hetton Band Hall, St Helen’s Church and Davy’s fish and chip shop tiles.

Rhiannon Hiles, Beamish Museum’s chief executive, said: “We are incredibly grateful to the Friends of Beamish members for their amazing support for the museum. To have donated more than £2.1m to the museum over the past 55 years, as well as the time given by Friends’ volunteers, is truly remarkable and we are extremely thankful; Beamish wouldn’t be where it is today without them.

“Their latest donation will go towards the completion of our Remaking Beamish project, the biggest development in the museum’s history.

“We thank everyone who has joined the Friends of Beamish and Business Friends of Beamish. Not only does the membership offer a range of great benefits, by joining you are supporting the museum’s work in preserving our region’s heritage for future generations.”

Beamish Museum expansion supported by six-figure donation

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