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Beamish Museum, Beamish

Beamish Museum was established in 1970 to preserve an example of everyday life in urban and rural northeast England in the early 20th century. Because the museum is so large, spread over 120 hectares (300 acres), try to pinpoint in advance what you don't want to miss. The museum features a mixture of original and replicated historical buildings, a huge collection of artifacts, working vehicles and equipment, rare livestock breeds, and costumed interpreters. Explore the grounds to learn about the region’s pit communities, collieries, train stations, and farms. Take a ride on the Pockerley Waggonway, snaking its way through the Georgian landscape just as it would have back in the early 1800s. There’s always something new here, so check in advance for special activities and demonstrations. To visit Beamish Museum on your trip to Beamish, use our Beamish online journey builder .
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  • Beamish Museum is a lovely period Museum. We visited the town, the fairground and the mining village. In the meantime we also used the vintage bus and tram. A great experience and this is what museums...  more »
  • We simply love beamish and go many times a year, every time I think I’ve seen it all I spot something new and I can’t wait for the 1950s village to open. As the title says beamish is doggie friendly y...  more »
  • This was my first time to Beamish and my wife and I had an excellent day out! Since we are both history buffs, seeing all of the vintage, everyday items from the early 1900's was absolutely fantastic. Not only could we let our imaginations run wild and while learning a few new things about that era was something special. This was a trip right up our alley and a pleasant surprise!
  • What an amazing place! It really is a living Museum. Everything so carefully and authentically brought to life in such a genuine and realistic way. The staff go to great lengths to instill as much of their knowledge as possible and think nothing of spending time to teach about the history of the buildings, the era's of history and each layout of the museum. Nothing is too much trouble and we will definitely be back. Thank you.
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