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Beamish Open Air Museum

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Address: Beamish DH9 0RG, England
Phone Number: +44 191 370 4000
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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A true 5 star attraction

We spent several hours visiting this open-air museum. The level of detail is extraordinary and the staff was fantastic. They stay in character and really provide an extra... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Cleveland, OH
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We spent several hours visiting this open-air museum. The level of detail is extraordinary and the staff was fantastic. They stay in character and really provide an extra dimension of understanding about life in this time. I have visited several museums of this type, and this is the best. I would suggest 5-6 hours (at a minimum). If time is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

well signed, good staff , fanatic education for kids loads to do, plenty to see. and can take part in so much

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic place this is all sorts to do so little time to do it in you need to visit again to see everything as you can't see it all in one day and this attraction is great value for money the day we were there there was a 50s Event on so it was really crowded but our... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Well signed from the road it's easy to find, ample parking with parking wardens to help, so your not driving around hunting for places. There is a cafe near the entrance before you pay to enter,which has a free to use cash machine. Lots of cashiers to assist with entry so ticket lines move really fast. Note:for the same entry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Really good museum. There very regularly. Year pass excellent value for money. Can take dogs in which is fab. Halloween night is excellent, Christmas special not much different to abnormal day leading up to Christmas. However, Christmas at beamish is very magical. The shop has been taken over by beamish and pub is no longer ran by John Taylor. This... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

After years of wanting to visit Beamish open air museum,me and my wife finaly decided to pay a visit.After a drive up a roadwork laden A1 we arrived at 10.30 am the entrance fee seemed steep @ £18.50 but does cover you for multiple return trips within the year.The site covers a large area so you dont feel like cattle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Visited Beamish again and it was a really good day out and also lots to do there is a steam train and a motor garage with vintage cars, shops a farm.

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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We visited Beamish some years ago and, being over their side of the country on holiday, decided to give it another visit. We were left with a mixed bag of comments - what's good is very good but there is a number of negatives - mostly from the point of view of it looking as if it needs a big... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

All in all a very good day out in Beamish. There is something here for everyone to enjoy. A full day can be spent here and there are plenty of places to eat and drink. Excellent value for money.

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This was the highlight of my visit to the north east,this huge site has so much to see and do I really can't do it justice in a few words,This is no stuffy museum with dusty exhibits ,everything is accessible ,animals ,working shops ,1940s farm,bakery ,printers ,banks,all preserved with immaculately dressed staff at hand to join in the fun and... More 

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Additional Information about Beamish Open Air Museum

Address: Address: Beamish DH9 0RG, England
Phone Number: +44 191 370 4000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Beamish
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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