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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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Nice day out

We come here a few times a year its a lovely day out. The queue for cafe and bakery and sweet shop... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
The T
Gateshead, United Kingdom
via mobile

This is an amazing museum. I would recommend everyone visits. Good walking shoes are required... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
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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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| Regional Resource Centre, Beamish DH9 0RG, England
| Regional Resource Centre, Beamish DH9 0RG, England
+44 191 370 4000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We come here a few times a year its a lovely day out. The queue for cafe and bakery and sweet shop are always long but we tend to wait as all delicious. I would like to see more range of items in the bakery....More

Thank The T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing museum. I would recommend everyone visits. Good walking shoes are required. But there are buses and trams you can jump on. If you want fish n chips the queue gets very long very quickly. So unfortunately we didn’t try them. Everything...More

1  Thank Jojo550
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have visited Beamish museum a few times, from when I was just in school to more recently being 19. Suitable for all ages, lovely to see children learning and discovering the history of 1820, 1900, and 1940's. It is also amazing seeing the older...More

1  Thank Bethanyc4305
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a great visit, plenty to see, very informative and so interesting. History made interesting and the bakery and the sweet shop are certainly worth a visit

1  Thank Pam W
Reviewed 6 days ago

I think it's a nice place it has lots to do. There is a lot to look at and it's great for families..

1  Thank Liam001110
Reviewed 1 week ago

The word that comes to mind is stunning. We visited on Christmas Eve and apart from a short queue at the entrance, this turned out to be our best day out of 2017. The 300 acre site is easily covered by using the vintage trams...More

2  Thank Adrian M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When me and my family went to beamish museum we learnt a lot of new things about the olden days! There are a few sections of the fabulous outdoor museum! To get to all of the section old busses, tram lines and Evan a steam...More

1  Thank stanruby11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the most amazing day at Beamish. Great day out and some interesting things to do and see but I was so taken with a man in the cafe. I have NEVER met such a sweet, deep thinking, sensitive man like he was. He...More

Thank LyonRoars
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was our first visit to Beamish and I think we will go again. It was a cold day and fairly muddy underfoot but if you wrap up warm and wear boots, you’ll be fine. We took a pram and it was fine to navigate...More

Thank Lilliando
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic place to visit. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will almost certainly return. There is just so much to see and do.

1  Thank Martyn K
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14 January 2018|
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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
13 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.