Experience Music Through Time at Beamish Museum, sing and dance the day away at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North at a special music-themed event this February half-term.

During Changing Tunes: Music Through Time, visitors of the County Durham open air museum in Stanley can enjoy live music around the museum.

The Northern Echo: Enjoy skiffle music at the 1950's welfare hall

The event is included in admission and is free for Beamish Unlimited Pass holders and Friends of Beamish members and runs from Saturday, February 17 until Sunday, February 25.

Visit 1820s Pockerley Old Hall to enjoy a fantastic array of Georgian music.

The 1900s Pit Village will host performances throughout the half term and visitors can take part in a community sing along of local mining songs and celebrate the mining heritage of the region in the chapel on Tuesday, February 20, Wednesday, February 21 and Thursday, February 22.

In The 1900s Town, call into the Masonic Hall for a music lesson before visiting Miss Smith the music teacher in her home on Ravensworth Terrace to hear recordings of 1900s music.

Enjoy the sounds of the Northumbrian pipes at the 1940s Farm on Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18 and gather around the piano in Orchard Cottage on Monday, February 19 for a singalong, and be amazed by the accordion player on Tuesday February 20, Thursday, February 22 and Saturday, February 24.

The Northern Echo: Visitors can enjoy music from the Georgian, Edwardian, 1940s and 1950s time periods at Beamish

The 1950s welfare hall will be rocking, with musical performances throughout the week plus, see just how much music technology has changed over the years with a display from the museum’s collection of music objects through time – this exhibition is sure to be a dance down memory lane for some.

At 1950s Spain’s Field Farm, listen to traditional tunes on Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18.

The Northern Echo: Visit the 1900's town at Beamish Museum

Beamish’s Events Manager, Paul Foster said: “Put on your dancing shoes, warm up those vocal chords and enjoy a whole host of traditional music across the museum during Changing Tunes: Music Through Time.

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“We have a fantastic selection of musical acts to entertain you during your visit plus, don’t forget to call in to our welfare hall to see some of the music-themed objects from our collection that you wouldn’t normally get to see during a trip to Beamish!”

Beamish Museum’s daytime events are included in admission and are free to Beamish Unlimited Pass holders and Friends of Beamish members, pay once and visit free for a year.

For more information, including a full programme of performances during Changing Tunes: Music Through Time, as well as upcoming events and opening times, visit www.beamish.org.uk.