Where: Beamish Museum, Beamish, County Durham DH9 0RG
£: Admission costs £19 for adults, £14 for seniors and students, £11 for children, and £35.50 – £49.50 for a family. Under 5s go free
What is it?
Head to Beamish for a packed programme of activities as part of Dementia Awareness Week. From singing and dancing to gardening, crafts and games, there’s something for everyone to get involved with from Monday 15th to Saturday 20th May.
Activities will take place throughout the week, across the museum, and visitors will even have the chance to become Dementia Friends. Visitors can dance the hop, take part in Singing for the Brain music sessions and plant forget-me-nots. The Alzheimer’s Society will be chatting to visitors and the Essence Centre Men’s Group will be gardening in the station allotments.
Enjoy a scenic Walk4Life or afternoon nature walk, take part in a treasure hunt or get creative with the craft club, plus there will be delicious forget-me-not biscuits to buy. Visitors can also join the millions of UK Dementia Friends by going along to a workshop, run by the Dementia Friends champions.
Beamish is committed to becoming an official Dementia Friendly Community and has over 340 Dementia Friends among the staff and volunteers. Dementia Awareness Week is an Alzheimer’s Society initiative that takes places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Dementia Awareness Week activities, as with all daytime events, are included in admission to Beamish and are free to Unlimited Pass holders.
More info: www.beamish.org.uk