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Beamish Open Air Museum

Address: Beamish DH9 0RG, England
Phone Number: +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
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I have been to Beamish several times with my family and we have always had a brilliant day out. We have visited in all kinds of weather (sunny, cold, wet) and have always come away feeling we have had a really good day, that stays with us. The events are excellent and varied and the staff are patient, hard working... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

If you think about it. Beamish has trams. We still have trams. Beamish has buses. We still have buses. Beamish has a pub. We still have pubs. Beamish has a farm. We still have farms. Beamish has a school. We still have schools. Beamish has a sweet shop. We still have sweet shops. Beamish has a mine. We still have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We first visited the museum during the summer whilst on holiday. The family ticket is valid for unlimited returns for 12 months from purchase so we decided to return at Christmas. The museum overall is very good with lots to see which is very hands on. Maybe we had high expectations visiting at Christmas with regards to the level of... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Beamish is a special place. There is a great atmosphere as you see old vehicles driving down the street. It's very well done with some well informed volunteers. The Christmas decorations were interesting showing how different classes celebrated, a part for the fact that 90% of the buildings seemed to have all got their paper chains from the same place,... More 

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This museum is great value, the trams, buildings & locos are niceevening. You don't see many old things working & in good condition. I visit every year, the only bad thing is l use crutches & find it hard on themail cobbles & stairs

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

They queing system to see santa was really bad. The que was huge and that was only to be giving a time slot so you haved to que again to see santa. Oh and its a extra £4 on top of what you have paid entry. We didnt bother my son wouldnt of waited in the cold for that long... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Having purchased a ticket in May (which lasts a full year), we visit Beamish from time to time to 'get our money's worth!!). We visited on Saturday 13th to see the Christmas displays and had a really nice day. The band in the town played Christmas carols while we browsed among the Christmas stalls and drank mulled wine. It was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

As others have said the ques to see Santa were ridiculous, its no fun waiting 90minutes plus in the cold. It would be so much easier if you could book a time slot up front when you purchase the tickets, same applies to the skating rink although the ques for this were not as bad. This would give you so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

we spent the day at Beamish yesterday and had a lovely day. initially I thought £74 was a tad expensive until we were told our tickets are valid for 12 months-bargain! the reindeer, band, decorations were lovely. the only negative was not seeing Santa. we arrived early with our boys (2 & 3) and headed straight for Santa.We were then... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Took the family to Beamish today (yes, the title says it all - 'Open Air Museum') and after paying the not too insubstantial entry fee found ourselves in a queue for two hours (yes, two hours) to see Santa Claus! Considering the numbers that visit this attraction I think it's about time that a better system was sorted out. Timed... More 

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