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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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Great day out for the family

Was a bit unsure on this one , when the wife informed me we were taking the boys to beamish, as I... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
Leicester, United Kingdom
via mobile
This is a Fantastic Museum.

This living museum is a must do if you're visiting this area of England. The museum covers life in... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
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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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“fish and chips” (528 reviews)
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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 3 October 2016 via mobile

Was a bit unsure on this one , when the wife informed me we were taking the boys to beamish, as I remember it being open when I was younger and imagined it to be really worn out by now, I was really impressed upon...More

1  Thank craigthebaron80
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This living museum is a must do if you're visiting this area of England. The museum covers life in the Beamish area from the late 1800's through the 1940's, and from what I heard they will be doing the 1950's. They have a farm, a...More

1  Thank K9715NWkevind
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This was a great attraction and well worth the entrance fee. We managed to do the whole site in a day but were flagging by the end as there's so much to see. For people who live quite nearby the idea that you get an...More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Just got back, so thought I'd write this while its all fresh in my mind. I haven't been here for 31 years and there are quite a few new attractions other than the "town street". The admission fee covers you for a years unlimited access,...More

1  Thank Hils95
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Spent a really enjoyable day here. Started with the 1900's pit village. Visited the houses, chapel, school where some children were having a lesson. Loved the rolled up bloomers on the washing line I suppose to protect the ladies modesty. Met the ponies. There were...More

1  Thank handbagscotland
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

It's the first time I have been for some time and I took my dog skippy. Except for the entrance hall and cafe by the entrance dogs are not allowed in any building so I wold not take my dog for any indoor event or...More

1  Thank ian1509
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Visited the agricultural show lots to see was particularly partial to the food on offer - had fish n chips cooked the old fashioned way very tasty. Cant do Beamish in a day even if your jumping on and off the free trams, buses or...More

1  Thank trevor c
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Had a lovely day you need the whole day to explore fully also gluten free cake available in main coffee shops

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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This is a superb day out. Great value for money . We went with our elderly parents 1 of whom can't walk far so we hired a wheelchair for the day(free of charge) There is a bus that takes the wheelchair(and occupant) up and down...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

A great open air museum with exhibits dating back to early 20th century. I visit here very often as we take our wartime fire engine for others to enjoy. Catered for all ages and interests it is a fab place with a bakery, pit village,...More

1  Thank EleanorMetcalfe2003
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
Good Morning If you go on the Web Site for Beamish Museum and click on directions,the direction map will appear.Now enter your staring point on the navigation screen,then bellow you need to click the icon which looks like a... More
12 December 2017|
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Response from Jenni L | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is wheelchair friendly. One of the buses also has a wheelchair lift. There are ramps for you to get into the Church too. There are signs if it is not very practical for wheelchairs.
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.