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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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed 18 August 2014

This is a great attraction which gives an authentic insight into times gone by.Trams,a chip shop and even a pub,everything you need for a great day out.

Thank Paladin80
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"sweet shop"
in 700 reviews
"fish and chips"
in 531 reviews
"pit village"
in 518 reviews
"trams and buses"
in 362 reviews
"coal mine"
in 164 reviews
"all ages"
in 429 reviews
"old school"
in 77 reviews
"step back in time"
in 211 reviews
"co op"
in 119 reviews
"annual ticket"
in 62 reviews
"drift mine"
in 172 reviews
"period costume"
in 86 reviews
"living museum"
in 144 reviews
"large site"
in 60 reviews
"different areas"
in 111 reviews
"manor house"
in 71 reviews
"open air museum"
in 142 reviews

4,115 - 4,119 of 6,020 reviews

Reviewed 18 August 2014

We have watched Beamish Museum grow over many years over a number of visits and this trip didn't disappoint. It was busy..still school holidays ..so we decided to walk the site which means that we saw some of the things 'off the beaten track'. For instance..the CofE church under construction ... The Gin used to transport miners up and down the pits ..area ripe for development. Other mining areas....there is so much to see and do for all age groups.

Thank Lucylocket87
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

We try to take our 2 granddaughters somewhere different each summer and this year chose Beamish - we weren't disappointed. We went on a Friday hoping it wouldn't be crowded - what a great idea. We booked tickets online, but needn't have bothered - no queues when we got there at 10.45a.m. Girls couldn't stop asking questions. Pit visit exceptional. The "town" cafe seemed a bit run down since our last visit 3 years ago and there wasn't a great deal on offer. Apart from that we walked and rode the trams for 5+hours. A great day out for everyone.

Thank George D
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my recent visit, hadn't been since i was young, very interesting and informative. The people who work there made the day so much more fun with funny stories. Will definitely be going back

Thank Julie M
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

The colliery was impressive - one could get quite a feeling for the live of those in the mining industry in the late 1700. The village was overcrowded, though, it felt too much like Disney.

Thank anwalt1969
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