What is Steamtown?
Steamtown is an immersive Steampunk experience; using the magnificent Beamish town within the world famous Beamish: the Museum of the North as a backdrop, you'll be able to experience life in a Steampunk world. The whole area is reserved solely for us, no modern world distractions! The town will be populated by you, the visitors, and the larger-than-life residents of the time-travelling town. We will be constantly updating the page and revealing more guests and performers. Do you want to visit for free as a resident of Steamtown? Send a video clip or link of you 'in character' to email@example.com
What can we explore?
The town will be a mix of historically accurate recreations and steampunk fantasy and entertainment – areas include:
Discover the world of freemasonry by visiting this grand building, which also hosts our amazing Steampunk market and the writers loft where you can meet authors Sam Stone, Raven Dane and David J Howe
Pop into the store, with its grocer’s, drapery and hardware department – and 'the real-life but so very Steampunk' cash handling system
Explore this terrace and the homes of the professionals living there.
Hear the gruesome tales of treatment in times gone by and see the eye-watering equipment used.
The Printer’s and Stationer’s Shop
Stop press! See this branch office of a local newspaper. Visit the jobbing printer upstairs, at work on the huge presses.
The Sun Inn
Stop off for a pint or a snack in this cosy pub, and listen to it's resident Steampunk musician, Tom Slatter
A favourite with visitors! Watch traditional sweets being made and treat yourself to a delicious souvenir – I can personally recommend the rhubarb rock!
The Motor & Cycle Works:
For all your motoring needs. See this typical town garage, including our 1907 Armstrong-Whitworth car and motorcycles on display in the showroom – a must for visiting Dieselpunks!
Don’t forget to go downstairs and see the safes and strongrooms
The Back Streets and Carriage House:
The backstreets are the home to dangerous criminals – the only way to be safe is to travel with an expert in Victorian combat techniques such as Bartitsu – only they can defend you innocent visitors from the dangerous thugs and nefarious villains that will surely assail you!
Joseph Herron’s Bakery:
Watch bakers at work using traditional methods to make tasty treats. Why not buy some freshly-made fare to take home or to eat on The Green?
Enjoy a picnic or listen to a performance in the park's bandstand, including Pocketwatch in a rare visit to The North, steampunk stalwarts BB Blackdog and local band Driven Serious
The Town Street
Enjoy street performers and grab an ice cream
The Tea Rooms:
Gold and Silver ticket holders can come to the tea rooms and enjoy the huge hand-made luxury buffet including a selection of sandwiches on traditional stottie bread baked on site), Northumberland cheese and onion tart, individual pan haggerty, seasonal sausage and redcurrant skewers, leek and mushroom pastries, cream scones, spiced apple cake – includes tea, coffee and a selection of soft drinks – there's also a private bar if you want to buy yourself a beer or other alcoholic beverage
Ride the Victorian steam gallopers carousel or the swing boats or try your skill in the coconut shy (charged separately at the event – proceeds to the Museum). visit the very nearly legendary Time Travelling Tea Tent and enjoy the remarkable Palace of Curiosities
Train Station and Working Steam Train?:
If we get enough early ticket sales we'll be expanding into the Station exhibit and getting our own Steam Train to take short rides on! So don't wait!
Where do I get tickets?
You can get tickets from www.impossiblegears.com/steamtown.html