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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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Really looking forward to our trip here. Can only say we were very disappointed. The web site... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Guildford, United Kingdom
It keeps on offering

This was our third visit to this great museum, we find it educational, interesting and informative... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eddy D
Widnes, 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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Regional Resource Centre, Beamish DH9 0RG, England
+44 191 370 4000
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Really looking forward to our trip here. Can only say we were very disappointed. The web site made it look like a vibrant lively place, when in fact it was dull and lacking in any atmosphere. We managed to use the buses and trams to...More

1  Thank karen186390
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third visit to this great museum, we find it educational, interesting and informative. There is always something more to see on each visit and well worth return visits. Your entrance ticket can be re used for 12 months making it great value...More

1  Thank Eddy D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saved this activity for the last day of our holiday and were not at all disappointed. The parking is free. All staff we came into contact with were friendly, helpful and knowledgable about the time period. We purchased the Annual ticket which allows you...More

1  Thank RenateBelle
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visit to Beamish, fantastic day. didn't realise you pay your entry fee and the tickets lasts a full year. Very well presented, tidy and clean. VERY INTERESTING

1  Thank jacqui r
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well thi sis one of those places which in reality can never have words which match the experience...you'll need to keep on coming back to be able to even scratch the surface of Beamish - young people love it, parents love it and the seniors...More

1  Thank MalcolmRead
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four adults a child, and an infant. Two of us adults thought that we’d be there for like an hour then leave. Wow, no that was not the case! It’s not hard to find but does take a drive to get to. Plenty of parking....More

1  Thank FrexicanJoseph
Reviewed 1 week ago

We first visited Beamish during our honeymoon in 1978 when the concept of open air heritage museums was quite new and the only other examples were the fledgling St Fagans near Cardiff and the original prototype, The Weald and Downland Museum in Sussex. Beamish has...More

Thank sheilallan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this open air museum a number of times and it never disappoints. It requires a full day to make sure that you see everything the museum has to offer. The staff located in the exhibits are very knowledgeable and happy to answer...More

1  Thank Elizabeth w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One day is not quite enough time to see everything. So much to see. So interesting and enjoyable. Lovely knowlegable staff. Would love to go again

1  Thank DonnaHull_UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't have to be a history buff to enjoy this place but it does help. There is so much to take in you could spend a week here. It is fun for all ages, from experiencing working conditions down a real coal mine to...More

1  Thank aRocaFan
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27 September 2017|
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Response from Michelle C | Reviewed this property |
I would ring travel line north east and ask which buses you can travel on to Beamish. We travel on bus from Newcastle.
Ray B
25 August 2017|
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Response from Russel A | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. This place really does look after the less able. Although you cannot take the tram you can go in a modified Sharabang Bus with a lift. Most areas are fully accessible. The ones that are not have information cards... More
24 August 2017|
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Response from cristinln8 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Premier Inn at Pity Me (about 10/15 mins away, 0 also was given voucher which entitled us to 25 % off entrance fee. Also like a lot of other places now, the tickets are re-use able for a full year for you... More