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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 young children, Activities for older children
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

We were very lucky to have lovely autumnal weather for our visit. The staff are great and acted the part. The admission allows entrance for a year and we made use by visiting over two days well worth taking time to see the exhibits. New attractions are being built and I understand that the established ones are changed every now... More

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York, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

There is no doubt that Beamish is excellent. We went on a Monday in October and as expected it was quiet and therefore easy to see things and get around. There are nice cafes serving non-junk food. I have only one criticism, namely that only two staff were manning the ticket desks (despite other older staff being around but not... More

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Aberdeen
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Loved the place. It was good nosing around the old shops and especially into the houses. Getting around on old trams or buses was also fun. Would be better on a sunny day. Wish you didn't have to buy a ticket for a year though - it is not cheap.

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AUCKLAND
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82 reviews 82 reviews
54 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

There is something for everybody in Beamish. A 1940s Farm, a Railway Station and 1900s town, the 1820s Pockerly Old Hall and Waggonway and the 1900s Pit Village and Colliery. We loved it all. On top of that you travel around it all in Vintage buses and trams. On a glorious summers day we also saw our fill of bird... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I visited beamish museum last month with my family and 2 of our friends from Australia. Price to get in was okay, but the fact you can use the ticket as many times as you like throughout the year makes it worthwhile! Everywhere was so well kept, honestly it was as if we had stepped back in time. The last... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Where do we start, one of the best days out ever, so much so we went back again a couple of days later, with our free years entry ticket, and we still never got round the whole of the place properly. So much to see and do, Lots of interesting & knowledgeable people who work there & make it fun... More

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Perth, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I would highly recommend a day visit to Beamish to anyone interested in industrial history and especially the history of the north of England as it has been impacted by industrialization. The museum houses a number of amazing exhibits, from in site farm houses dating back hundreds of years, through reconstructions of early steam locomotives to reconstruction towns from the... More

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

travelled from Cambridgeshire for the weekend specifically to visit Beamish with friends. Spent the whole day here. Very interesting and if we didn't live quite so far away would make good use of the 'return free for a year' tickets.

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Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

It was great. Spent hours there. Even went down an old mine. Great place for families. Saw some school groups that were even in period costume. The school brought back memories. Much interaction

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Glasgow, Scotland.
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137 reviews 137 reviews
49 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Beamish is well laid out in different eras: from the early Georgian railway and farmstead, the Edwardian town, Victorian miners village and WW2 farm. You really need more than a day to see it all. A great way to start is using the public transport system at Beamish. Fantastic single and double decker trams scuttle by, and old fashioned buses... More

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