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Beamish Museum

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Address: Beamish, England
Phone Number:
+44 191 370 4000
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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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You can't do Beamish justice with a quick visit - a couple of days is a good idea, and as the tickets are valid for a year, this isn't a problem. The staff and volunteers are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Janet M
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't do Beamish justice with a quick visit - a couple of days is a good idea, and as the tickets are valid for a year, this isn't a problem. The staff and volunteers are brilliant - very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and informative. The cafe is good and reasonably priced. The whole site is well laid out and interesting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My mum bought me and my sister a Twilight Baking Experience each for Christmas, unfortunately my sister was busy so mum came with me instead - Beamish had no problem with this, and even though costume sizes are to be submitted 3 weeks before the experience, 4 days before my mum sent an email, and was told it wouldn't be... More 

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1 Thank Imogen F
Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the Beamish museum on a cold Friday march morning and it was a wonderful experience from the old tram to the country cottages the small farm to the old railway with the old coal mine that you can actually still go inside . It is exceptional as an accurate account of the days gone by it's like... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Beamish in May 2016, our family tickets last 12 months, so coming from Yorkshire we have made several visits! Great place for children to learn, so much to see. Good catering facilities on site, but you can take a picnic as there are several great locations to sit down to eat.

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Dalrymple, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a few years since we have visited Beamish and there has been quite a lot of additional buildings.

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Thank Elizabeth C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled 250 miles there to see this museum and when entering the car park the first thing we see is school buses unloading what seemed hundreds of children, we walked to Home farm with our two small dogs, we saw three horses and a cow? We could not see inside as dogs are not allowed but school children are,... More 

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Derbyshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of a number of visits we've made to Beamish, this time taking friends who hadn't been for some time. We had a really good day, inevitably not getting to everything, but finding lots of things of interest. Hared to select highlights - the ride on the tramway was good fun, the Hall is fascinating and the pharmacy intriguing. We... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This attraction is very interesting for all ages and to see it all suggest a full day from when it opens to when it closes at 4pm if you get in late not enough time to see it all. Great day out.

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leeds
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought it would be enchanting at xmas. It wasnt. We paid at the entrance and wasnt given a map so we had to search around for a proper leaflet with info and directions. We had to ask. They had one but it was under the counter . Why? It was just a flimsy piece of white paper with no... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant day out for all ages. A history lesson come to life. Old vehicles to ride between points - trams & buses. You must try the fish and chips which are tasty. Hands on exhibitions and great roll playing by characters around the site.

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