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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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Family Holiday

Our family enjoyed a memorable tour of Beamish Museum. The grounds, buildings and artifacts all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Perth, Australia
Carriage Driving Experience

Beamish do several 'experience' days. Was bought the carriage driving as a birthday present. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Whitley Bay, 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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  • 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 1 week ago

Our family enjoyed a memorable tour of Beamish Museum. The grounds, buildings and artifacts all well presented. It was interesting to get up close to see how the generations of old lived and worked. Kids enjoyed the village with the Olde Lolly Shop.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beamish do several 'experience' days. Was bought the carriage driving as a birthday present. It was a truly memorable day, I learnt so much, and felt on top of the world as I took the reins and drove the carriage around the museum dressed up...More

1  Thank KMC1911
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fabulous place, we were a bit late in arriving having been elsewhere. It is just so good, the trams are just special. We enjoyed the vintage agricultural show which was the event that weekend. I personally found the Masonic Hall a joy, it's wonderful...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the 4th year as a volunteer at the pit village demonstrating the pit head and screens Mondays and Wednesdays and have visited with my family mostly in the Summer months On tripadvisor their are about 5.ooo 5 star reviews on this way of...More

2  Thank denis h
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really looking forward to our trip here. Can only say we were very disappointed. The web site made it look like a vibrant lively place, when in fact it was dull and lacking in any atmosphere. We managed to use the buses and trams to...More

1  Thank karen186390
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third visit to this great museum, we find it educational, interesting and informative. There is always something more to see on each visit and well worth return visits. Your entrance ticket can be re used for 12 months making it great value...More

1  Thank Eddy D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saved this activity for the last day of our holiday and were not at all disappointed. The parking is free. All staff we came into contact with were friendly, helpful and knowledgable about the time period. We purchased the Annual ticket which allows you...More

1  Thank RenateBelle
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visit to Beamish, fantastic day. didn't realise you pay your entry fee and the tickets lasts a full year. Very well presented, tidy and clean. VERY INTERESTING

1  Thank jacqui r
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well thi sis one of those places which in reality can never have words which match the experience...you'll need to keep on coming back to be able to even scratch the surface of Beamish - young people love it, parents love it and the seniors...More

1  Thank MalcolmRead
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four adults a child, and an infant. Two of us adults thought that we’d be there for like an hour then leave. Wow, no that was not the case! It’s not hard to find but does take a drive to get to. Plenty of parking....More

1  Thank FrexicanJoseph
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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