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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 2013
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Been so many times and each time there's something better. There is so something for all ages and it's worth every penny.

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

First went here in March to a tram day. A senior pass for a year cost £13. Went with young grandson he loved it wanted to ride on trams all day. Only saw a fraction of the things to see and being winter some areas were closed. Visited on Friday 11th April during Great North Steam Fair. Amazing. Unbelievable number... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Having visited Beamish on numerous occasions with family and friends, it just wasn't the same this time. This was mainly due to the lack of the usual demonstrations found around the site, in particular the sweet shop. This, having read from another review, has been because a franchise no longer operates it. The sweets are sold from jars which you... More

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Durham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We took our grandchildren aged 3 and 4 as they requested a trip to Beamish. They love the tram rides and the sweety shop. What a disappointment the sweet shop is now. Prices have increased. Stock is poor. Staff behind counter discourteous. Asked for several things which were always on sale and was told brusquely "don't have them" each time.... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We have visited Beamish Museum often over the years and have seen it grow in popularity as the long queues on our recent visit (16.04.14) saw most visitors taking up to (45) minutes to gain admission, annual pass holders have a fast track option to get into the museum. A number of things require to be addressed asap by the... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Won't write much - but just enough to say that you should plan a trip here and really enjoy the day out at the museum!! Cannot recommend any higher than that!

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Beamish Museum is a must for anyone visiting Durham or surrounding area it is steeped in history and culture and is a working hands on type of day out enjoyable for old and young alike

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Visited on Saturday 12th April during the Great North Steam Fair weekend and had a fantastic time. There was so much going on it was a fantastic day. Went back on Monday to do the static displays within Beamish site and because not all the attractions were working it was not so good. This was probably because many of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We brought my 10 year old cousin, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. However, as he has been before, as have my parents and brother we were excited to go to the sweet shop and joined the queue. After about 20 minutes of waiting we found out that the shop has recently changed hands from a franchise back to the control... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Over the years I have visited beamish many times & seen massive changes. It's now nice to start & take my own children to this fantastic museum. The open air museum is one of a kind, the detail that is put into this place really helps to see what life was like in the northeast. All the staff are very... More

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