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Review of Beamish Museum

Beamish Museum
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Beamish
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 25 November 2013

The trams, buses and horse and cart a must also has a steam engine all dressed up for the for the period all the staff are very helpful no question to much trouble. Need to spend the whole day.
Winter season closed on Mondays and Fridays.

2  Thank Allan B
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

I've been longing to go to Beamish for the last 3 years, and have finally been this weekend I have to say it's been worth waiting for, the trams, buses and horse and cart were frequent, the staff were very friendly and helpful, telling us all about what they were doing, recommend it to anyone

1  Thank rene170546
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

This is a completely moved and reconstructed village from England's past. Employees are dressed in period attire and very knowledgeable as to what tasks they would have performed during this era. They farm, cook, and have shops as they were in an earlier time of history. It is an outdoor museum of sorts where you may walk to or take an old trolley to different points of interest. Kids of all ages delight in how it-used-to-be. The main disappointment here was the very greasy and very over priced fish and chips. Also, places to grab a bite close earlier than you would expect. But, there are many nice little reasonable pubs to/from this attraction, and I'd suggest you eat at those.

2  Thank sleepy2l
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

Bought a yearly ticket for a family, great value,you can visit as many times as you want in a year. I have bought them in previous years and find every time I go back there is something new to see. The town is lovely and as I am in my sixties I can relate to the life portrayed and explained it all to my grandson ,who was fascinated by it all . It is very realistic and really interesting with people dressed in the old fashioned way. A really great day out and if you buy a yearly ticket you don't have to do it all in one day, which can be very trashing!

1  Thank Margaret R
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Reviewed 20 November 2013 via mobile

What a fab way to spend a winters day. Santa in town with his 3 wise men on camels !! Everywhere we went it was Christmassy , but our favourite was the Town Houses decorated in there finery. A few stalls selling Christmas gifts , they could have easily housed more though and the traders should display prices on the food items . Nice bite to eat at the co op . We went up to Santa's grotto which was lovely , charming young lady serving hot chocolate, the Que. for Santa was really long though. The pit village had a small ice rink and the school had the kids making paper chains and lanterns . Sadly again the fish shop had huge que's so I still haven't sampled the fish and chips may be next year ? All in all well worth a winters visit , wrap up warm though ! Merry Christmas everyone

Thank JKDoll
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