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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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I visited Beamish last week on holiday with my elderly mother. We found the museum really fascinating with lots of demonstrations and exhibits. The place was a huge site and transportation was a must for both of us. I was however, very disappointed in the food. The restaurant looked down at heel and there was a long wait for soggy... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Great day out and still didn't see it all. The ticket is valid for a year so there is plenty of time to see the bits missed and the new additions being completed all the time. We were with family needing wheelchair access and although it's hard pushing on cobbles it's still manageable and great to hear the 'we had... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Get there as early as possible as you'll need all day to see everything. Although busy, we didn't wait long for trams. Wonderful idea having a circular track where you can move back and forth quickly. Having people dressed in period costumes working in the museum gives it authenticity. Although the buildings have been 'imported' it still has a genuine... More

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worksop
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Full day in beamish can get pricey to enter but lots to see. Can get rather squashed in the houses when looking around.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A day is not long enough to do justice to this place; probably why when you buy your ticket it is automatically converted to a year pass. We were with family. Mother in Law has difficulty walking but even she (at over 80) was able to use the transport system, which are the traditional trams and buses of the late... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Beamish was more than I expected. We visited on Bank Holiday Saturday, and not surprisingly it was very busy. However, things are so spread out that although the town was crowded, everywhere else was evenly spread. The variety of free buses and trams means getting between the sites is simple, and the open top deck on a vintage bus with... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you are travelling a distance plan a stay in the area as this is the Museum of life in Britain and your pass entitles you to as many visits as you wish in 12 months. Make a day of it consider food, drink and sensible footwear, enjoy the town, the farms, the transport, the mine, see how folks lived... More

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Cadiz, Spain
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26 reviews 26 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

An excellent walk back in time to experience life as it was. Good to see that they are expanding to town with a new pharmacy and photography shop. The queue for the confectionery shop was well worth the wait - mmmm - torpedoes and pineapple chunks - just how I remembered!! Didn't manage the fish and chip shop - but... More

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
23 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Sometimes you need to delay a return trip. This is a little on the extreme I grant you. I last visited with my junior school so memories were vague, however we were not disappointed. The museum has grown of course but it's also aged the older areas nicely bedding them into their surroundings. The new additions are welcome and the... More

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We have been to Beamish in the past but have this is the first time I have reviewed my visit. As always Beamish was a great day out. Paid once and have a years pass which you will need as there is so much to do there took a one year old my mum and my sister in law and... More

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