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Beamish Museum

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| Regional Resource Centre, Beamish DH9 0RG, England
+44 191 370 4000
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This place is great. We came from Blackpool and stopped over in Darlington (a great place... read more

Reviewed yesterday
stewart t
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Took my 3 children here (ages 16, 14, 11) as was struggling to find anything to do with kids that... read more

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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Experience amazing sights, sounds, smells and delicious tastes as the past comes to life. Beamish is unique - our objects aren't locked away in glass cases, this is hands-on history! Step into the past and explore our 350 acre site, as Beamish tells the story of the people of North East England in the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s. Taste traditional food from a coal-fired range, hop on board a tram or steam train, play schoolyard games together and pop into the Co-op shops. Come back time and time again with your Beamish Unlimited Pass, which allows 12 months free entry to the museum from your visit - including all day time special events!
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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| Regional Resource Centre, Beamish DH9 0RG, England
+44 191 370 4000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is great. We came from Blackpool and stopped over in Darlington (a great place too). Lots todo and see. A great way of showing young people how life was before phones and tech. Some adults need this too. The staff are friendly and...More

Thank stewart t
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took my 3 children here (ages 16, 14, 11) as was struggling to find anything to do with kids that age. It was brilliant walked round for 6 hours. The old buses and trams were fantastic. The funfair was too young for my 3 but...More

2  Thank lynl493
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect but was amazing! Ticket valid for a year which is a great idea and would love to go back. The shops are great as you can actually buy food and drinks from them. The transport is great and so much...More

1  Thank bh2017
Reviewed yesterday

Myself and three friends booked an organised trip from our local newspaper to visit Beamish, We arrived after a three hour journey, a bit long for a day trip but we knew that before we booked. We were very lucky with the weather, it was...More

Thank Janet L
Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic day out. Did you know your ticket £19 adult or £14 children gives you repeat access as much as you want for 12 months. So much to do we will be back again. Really enjoyed the nostalgia, mine, school and old shops bring back...More

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The other great reviews say it all. The fish and chips have a fairly long queue but boy is it worth the wait! The pub is great fun and you can go sit on the green outside if the weather is nice. One tip -...More

Thank Lpriestman
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best to visit on a fine day as much of the attraction is outdoors and involves quite a bit of walking between areas. Good value day out as your ticket is a 12 month unlimited pass and apart from the gifts, sweet shop, food and...More

2  Thank Anne J
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a fantastic day for all the family. There are lots of things to see and do. The kids can get hands on with some activities and experience how things were in days gone by. We enjoyed pretending to be at school and writing...More

1  Thank Katrina K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a must visit place so much to do and see. To do a visit justice you will need to go for the day or make two visits. We will be returning soon, your ticket is valued for 12 months

1  Thank johnwh6262
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend brought me here for a day out as he's from Newcastle and I'm from portsmouth, I had just moved up. Was a really nice day out for the both of us, lots to see and lots to do. Would recommend bringing a picnic...More

1  Thank Samantha J
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