Travel back in time with a series of egg-citing Easter activities at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North.

The interactive museum is inviting visitors to learn how the holiday was celebrated in the 1820s, early 1900s, 1940s and 1950s.

The Beamish Easter Egg Championships will entice children to hunt for 12 Easter eggs hidden across the museum grounds.

Rosie Nichols, keeper of social history at Beamish Museum, said: "In the past, there would be as much excitement around celebrating Easter as Christmas, particularly as it was one of the few times of year that workers would get time off".

Among the activities, visitors can also partake in traditional games including egg jarping at Pockerley Old Hall and egg rolling in The 1900s Town Park.

The museum will also host traditional baking demonstrations showcasing typical Easter foods of different eras.

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