Beamish Museum was established in 1970 to preserve an example of everyday life in urban and rural northeast England in the early 20th century. Because the museum is so large, spread over 120 hectares (300 acres), try to pinpoint in advance what you don't want to miss. The museum features a mixture of original and replicated historical buildings, a huge collection of artifacts, working vehicles and equipment, rare livestock breeds, and costumed interpreters. Explore the grounds to learn about the region’s pit communities, collieries, train stations, and farms. Take a ride on the Pockerley Waggonway, snaking its way through the Georgian landscape just as it would have back in the early 1800s. There’s always something new here, so check in advance for special activities and demonstrations. To visit Beamish Museum on your trip to Beamish, use our Beamish online journey builder.
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price rates are great for such a big museum , the people who work there answer your questions with lots of joy
price rates are great for such a big museum , the people who work there answer your questions with lots of joy more »
A day out with a difference, give yourself 2 days to see this great museum, to properly do it justice. Dog 🐕 friendly, but must be on a lead . Step back and see / feel and ride the history
A day out with a difference, give yourself 2 days to see this great museum, to properly do it justice. Dog 🐕 friendly, but must be on a lead . Step back and see / feel and ride the history more »
Had a fantastic day. The historic areas comes to life through the people in character telling stories of how people lived at specific times. Well worth becoming a friend if your thinking which tickets to choose. The 10% discounts pay back the small extra cost, such as food, fish n chips, bakery, cafe, old sweet shop, gift shop etc. If you are a carer then you go free with the person you care for. Dogs are allowed if controlled and well behaved. We will visit again later in the year and hopefully enjoy the same weather and experience seeing all the many attractions. You do need reasonable weather as many areas are outdoors. We went in the week which can have children from schools. For me this made the experience better especially listening to them joining in an old school type lesson, reciting maths times table. Last point, would be a great experience if you take parents/ grandparents. They will no doubt have stories to share that they will relate to with the many exhibits. Lots of ride options, trams buses on regular route to help with getting around. The museum is still expanding so more to come.
Back third time to this place. You pay ticket and you can back again as many times you want within one year. Clean places and so friendly staff. This place offered a lot and struggle to do everything in one day. Dogs friendly. Some of the attractions you have to pay extra. In pub they offered nice and tasty Scottish eggs. Beers are also good. Book your photographer to get picture like 40 years ago. This time I took grandparents - they really love it.
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