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Beamish Open Air Museum

Beamish DH9 0RG, England
+44 191 370 4000
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Beamish
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I was amazed, not what I expected, a lovely sunny day in july, how can you transport brick by brick buildings and rebuild them and make this village, amazing the colliery we went up into 1 tower where you experienced were the cages were lifted and lowered in mines, the trams, bus, open top tram, horse and trap, train ride... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
54 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

An amazing trip down memory lane with exceptional staff whose expert knowledge brought exhibits and experiences to life. Very busy at all times but even thought 1400 school children were visiting on the day we went it didn't spoil our experience, there is plenty of room for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

I can whole wheartedly recommend this to anyone even remotely interested in history. Ive read some negative reviews regarding the amount of children, which I find laughable, I think its brilliant that schools get involved by making the children dress up in period costume. And if the children walk away from the experience having learnt something im all for it.... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A truly amazing place to visit.from heading out to the tram the day just better. Working clockwise the authentic farm pit school were fun and educational.we took time for refreshments.then back on a tram to the town only had time for part of the street and no time to enjoy the park.do think to see everything at leisure you could... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We are lucky enough to live close by so today visited for about the 6th time this year which makes the annual ticket really good value. Our 3 year old love's it and he is entertained all day long. It's worth taking a picnic as not lots of places to buy food etc however we don't have a single complaint.... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The museum is cleverly designed to present three points in time. We enjoyed the 1820 farmhouse and the 1904 colliery, found the1940 farm to be so-so and boring, skipped the town. The staff are friendly and very well informed. A good place to teach kids history. We would not recommend that couples spend the time there. The fee is much... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Had promised grandchildren that we would take and we thoroughly enjoyed it looking forward to visiting it again soon we hope

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Whitley Bay
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a fantastic place, ok it's not cheap to get in but the ticket lasts a year so actually works out as good value if you're local enough to revisit. The staff are amazing! They are friendly, knowledgeable and very believable playing their roles, a special shout out to the lad who was the "dentist" and to the Doctor Quack...both... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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148 reviews 148 reviews
65 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a day out with fantastic value. We went on a glorious Saturday in July and the place was packed. Parking is always efficient, and the long queues went down quite quickly. It’s no surprise it’s popular, given the remarkable value of a ticket; an annual ticket is £18 per adult, and if you are lucky to live close... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

One day is just not enough to do this museum justice. Each of the 'areas' - the 1900s town, the 1940's farm etc. - was full of details to catch your attention and draw you in. Very hands-on, even the smells were evocative. Free return visits for a whole year are such an excellent idea - I'll be back!

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