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Beamish Museum

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Address: Beamish, England
Phone Number:
+44 191 370 4000
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Today
10:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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A living museum

This open air museum is a really great place to visit and with all of the staff wearing period costumes it let's you see what life was like in years gone by, there are several... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Newcastle
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Newcastle
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This open air museum is a really great place to visit and with all of the staff wearing period costumes it let's you see what life was like in years gone by, there are several areas that feature different aspects of life in a variety of time periods, with more buildings and areas being added all the time. There is... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I first visited Beamish when you could just walk into the area ! I've watched it grow - brick by brick. Beamish have very cleverly created atmosphere that can transport you. Go and feel this for yourself. I am a frequent visitor. Wonderful reminder of the hard working miners.

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Thank Bernadette A
Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic for all folks, old and young. Get a whole year visit for the price of 1day visit . Great for winter walks too .

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Paisley, Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is so much to tell about Beamish and you do need the whole day to see it. I loved the reconstructed town with shops, photographer (you can book one in a costume of the time), garage, newsagent, etc. It's great for all ages and we can't wait to go back and take the grandchildren next time. I especially love... More 

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Thank nang123
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've been going to Beamish whenever we visited home for over 20 years, and when we moved back to the North East we made a real effort to go more often - they even provide wheelchair accessible transport around the museum - when we went to visit Santa there in 2015 we found our tickets were valid for a year... More 

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Thank itslel
Durham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This really is one of the best museums I have visited. There is something for all ages, a fantastic tea room, shop and a great atmosphere all year round. Check on the web site for various activities planned throughout the year

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Thank jjj1611
Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fabulous day spent here with the family. Not enough time in one day. Value for money and great learning curve for the kids!

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Thank PolicyDoubter
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited on a cold winters day with the museum not fully open. The parts we saw which was the pit village and the town were very good and entertaining. The staff were in character and informative and the whole experience made a very cold day enjoyable. The transport around the site was very good interesting. I look forward to... More 

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Thank David L
Washington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went along in January to get the kids out of the house. We had a nice wander around the Home Farm and met the very friendly robin who lives in that area. We have a season ticket so visit frequently.

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South Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We always visit Beamish when we visit the UK, this year we visited for the first time (since i was a child) at Christmas. The tickets are now valid for a year, so if you live in the area or are on a longer holiday, you can visit again with no further entry cost involved. Tickets for our youngest to... More 

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