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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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National holidays Xmas trip

Enjoyed visiting the town , called in the sweet shop. Lots of sweets from our childhood seeing as... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jane C
Wakefield, United Kingdom
via mobile
Xmas night

Very well organised very Christmasy shops and hoses all decorated for Christmas skating rink... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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!
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Regional Resource Centre, Beamish DH9 0RG, England
+44 191 370 4000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoyed visiting the town , called in the sweet shop. Lots of sweets from our childhood seeing as we're nearly in our sixties. Queue was small but on passing later it as far down the street. You can go up the ginnel and see how...More

Thank Jane C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very well organised very Christmasy shops and hoses all decorated for Christmas skating rink buskers on the streets very welcome hot drink S

Thank Pert01
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Always love beamish. This year total disappointment. The queues were poorly managed staff grumpy and rude. Xmas feel was minimal poor decorations and atmosphere. The only enjoyable part was the mine as the staff there are always wonderful. I wouldn't think To return here again...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just visited saturday in december to christmas at beamish. Worst day out ever.shabby in houses you look around.beds tottering over to one side, filthy most exhibits. Christmas decorations consist of wilted greenery and a few Christmas trees dotted around the site. But the worst thing...More

Thank Liz C
Reviewed 2 days ago

£19 is the price you will pay (each!) for the privilege of a full day queuing for simple things. Want fish and chips? Certainly, join this 1 hour and a half long queue. Cup of tea? 20 minutes in the freezing cold waiting to be...More

Thank Emaline B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went at about 4:30pm, and it had gotten dark by them. It was cold. But seeing it all light up at night was nice. Next time a day time visit to see more. There are some lovely shops to see, and you can buy...More

Thank Ronald v
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just returned from a lovely evening at beamish , thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it . We got there early and got in the sweet shop before the que.s started , it dose get rather busy . Very magical evening 😍

Thank lynne b
Reviewed 2 days ago

We've been to Beamish many times both in summer/winter but never at Christmas before. We've always loved the history and the volunteers really brings history to life, and that was also the same this visit. It was bitter cold, but we were well prepared and...More

Thank jozie M
Reviewed 2 days ago

First, let me say that I am a long-term fan of Beamish and have had held an annual pass for 11 years. When friends come to town, we take them to Beamish. School holidays? We take the kids to Beamish. When people ask what there...More

2  Thank roselauther
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came from 2 and a half hours away, stayed the night at Hotel 52 in Stanley nearby. We wanted to use our free return tickets. Got there at 9.40 to see big queues. Too cold to wait, so we went for a drive and came...More

Thank Dave b
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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.
Ray B
25 August 2017|
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Response from Russel A | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. This place really does look after the less able. Although you cannot take the tram you can go in a modified Sharabang Bus with a lift. Most areas are fully accessible. The ones that are not have information cards... More
25 August 2017|
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Response from cristinln8 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Premier Inn at Pity Me (about 10/15 mins away, 0 also was given voucher which entitled us to 25 % off entrance fee. Also like a lot of other places now, the tickets are re-use able for a full year for you... More