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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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Fascinating window into Edwardian England

On a good weather day this takes some beating, with something for almost everybody. Steam powered... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
Never fails to impress, lucky to have this to teach children!

We went to Beamish yesterday after checking the weather as it's not so good in the rain. We knew... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
Sunderland, 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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“sweet shop” (686 reviews)
“fish and chips” (513 reviews)
“pit village” (478 reviews)
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| Regional Resource Centre, Beamish DH9 0RG, England
+44 191 370 4000
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

On a good weather day this takes some beating, with something for almost everybody. Steam powered organ/large carnival roundabout in a small fairground, reconstructed town street from 1913 with many shops selling their own produce (all in period), pit village with mine, school and coal-fired...More

Thank dunholme
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We went to Beamish yesterday after checking the weather as it's not so good in the rain. We knew it would be busy as it was bank holiday Saturday. The queue looked long but went down in less than 10 minutes and we renewed our...More

1  Thank Hobnob15
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Our second visit this summer. I'd recommend Beamish museum to anyone who has an interest in our past. The chip shop is a must but get there before 12! 10 out of 10!!!

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I've been to Beamish Museum before a couple of times and have raved about it to friends and acquaintances. I learnt a few things from today's experience. Firstly, it was a mistake on my part to choose a Bank Holiday Saturday to visit Beamish. It...More

1  Thank benben9
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I had been looking forward to visiting here for sometime, but after today's visit I must say I was rather disappointed. The whole place is missing something, but it's hard to put a finger on what it is. I ould describe the place as ok,...More

1  Thank CraigandJade
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Went today with kids aged 6 and 9mnths wed had a great day out mostly due to excellent weather. It was very busy so there were queues everywhere. We didn't get to do everything but will be going back so will get the chance we...More

Thank moosmonkeyhanger
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I went to Beamish with my wife and two children (7&9 years old). We went early and stayed all day. Visiting the town area first was a good tip so we missed the ques later in the day. We found the day really interesting and...More

Thank wishingwellappeal
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Always wanted to visit this museum finally went taking two of our grandchildren we all enjoyed it although it was very hot so we didn't get to see everything because we were exhausted after 5hrs but as the ticket can be used as often as...More

Thank jean_tonks
Reviewed 27 August 2016

This was an enjoyable outing. But very difficult for wheelchair users although there is wheelchair accessible transport who the men who staff them are very helpful. Shops and houses are not accessible though.

Thank Wendy L
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Had a brilliant day with my family who were visiting! The town was fascinating and staff were upbeat and helpful. I particularly enjoyed going into the drift mine. I wish I had asked the guide his name for he was very informative and had a...More

Thank Alice E
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Janette H
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Response from karen T | Reviewed this property |
There were a few dogs there when we went most is outdoors so I can't see why not xxx
Jackie H
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Response from colinhunt13 | Reviewed this property |
Check with museum. Website has contact number.
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Yes you can pay with credit cards