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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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Weekend visit

Went to a Beamish on Saturday 9th Dec 2017 for their Christmas weekend. Really nice place to visit... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David G
Andover, United Kingdom
When Thirty-somethings turn into big kids

What a place! I've never been here before, and it was some 20+ years ago my fiance came as a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Preston, United Kingdom
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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
+44 191 370 4000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went to a Beamish on Saturday 9th Dec 2017 for their Christmas weekend. Really nice place to visit with loads to see do. The only drawback was the queues for food. They could really do with lots more outlets. Might be worth take not your...More

1  Thank David G
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a place! I've never been here before, and it was some 20+ years ago my fiance came as a child. We don't have children and this was just the 2 of us out on an adventure - and was a day we had! We...More

1  Thank pachan4
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been to Beamish several times now and this time we visited the Christmas Evening opening on thirsday 7th of december. Tickets for oncoming evenings are already sold out and no wonder. How wonderful this is! In Holland we have a word for it:...More

2  Thank cazs
Reviewed 3 days ago

Reading other reviews I think my friend and I were lucky that we went mid week and it was not busy. We got the bus from Newcastle so were able to get 25% off the entrance fee. No queues, very helpful and friendly staff who...More

1  Thank shirty58
Reviewed 3 days ago 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

1  Thank Jane C
Reviewed 3 days ago 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

1  Thank Pert01
Reviewed 4 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 4 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 4 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

1  Thank Emaline B
Reviewed 4 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
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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