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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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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I went to Beamish today with my husband and a very excited six year old grandson,everywhere we went was very clean, all the staff were very friendly and informative , we took a picnic but the fish and chip shop smelled yummy as we passed by, we had several tram rides and wandered about the old pit cottages and shops... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Had so many people tell me this was a great place to go, had to pay a visit, was well worth it!! Really interesting, easy to spend a whole day here!!

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Leeds
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

My partner & I visited the museum for the first time and had a fantastic day. I loved the 40s farm and cottages and he, the mining village. I have read a handful of reviews concerning the apparent lack of water that appeared to be available for the animals(of which there are plenty) and id have to agree with them.... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Live 10 minutes from Beamish. Fantastic day out! £18 for an adult year pass is exceptional value, making another visit very soon. Everything in the museum is authentic 1940's / 50's trinkets that people have donated over the years, it's great what they've done here. I recommend getting a tram the whole way round the museum and stopping at everything... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I visited Beamish many times as a child, whether with family, friends or with my school. Every single time was great. Now, as an adult, the enjoyment is just as strong. We went on a Sunday, and filled the whole day and still missed out on one or two things. Thankfully, our £13.50 ticket covers us for entry the entire... More

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Trinidad
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198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

If you're visiting the North York Moors area then you MUST find time to visit the Beamish Open Air museum! The price may be steep but think of it like an entry fee to Disney's Epcot where you will be transported to another place and time. There is no substitute anywhere for the experience you will have here, so it... More

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sunderland
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21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

yet another great day out at Beamish we never trier of coming here always find some thing different to do plenty to do and see the speed isle was open in the resources centre was open to day this was the first time we have seen this isle.This time we took a picnic with us we usally have fish and... More

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ST NEOTS
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We went to the Beamish Open Air Museum not knowing what to expect. As seniors it cost £13.50 entry which was very reasonable. Once in, it was like stepping back in time. Everything was so authentic. The museum was a superb day out. Old buildings, shops, houses, trams, cars and those working there were fantastic. A trip into a drift... More

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Falkirk
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12 reviews 12 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We had a great day out, done it over 2 half days so kids could take it all in. They loved the fair and mine. Good fun.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I've wanted to visit Beamish for many years and this weekend, I finally made the effort to go and I was definitely not disappointed. What a fantastic place and so much to see! Loved the "Town" and the old shopping street. The bread was not quite ready when we paid a visit to the Bakery, but the smell in the... More

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