We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Beamish Open Air Museum

Beamish DH9 0RG, England
+44 191 370 4000
Website
Improve this listing
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
835 visitor photos
Write a Review

2,069 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,521
    425
    77
    29
    17
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Wow... What a fab place, we visited after some great memories of a visit over 15 years ago, we are northerners with grand parents who worked down the pits in Yorkshire so naturally have an interest in the history of this industry and feel a sense of pride to be associated with such a tough era in our own small... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Morpeth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I visited the museum on 28th Sept when a 350 strong display of classic cars were there as an additional attraction. The museum itself continues to develop and 6 or 7 years since my last visit a number of "new" reconstructed buildings have opened and others are in phases of construction. The museum is indeed worthy of a full day... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scarborough, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I visited twice in a short space of time and I really couldn't find fault with the place, even if I wanted to! Looking at it on the map, it looks massive, but really, it's not that big, but at the same time, it's massive (if that makes sense?) There really is just so much to see! All the various... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hemsworth, England, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I was taken here for my 21st birthday and I loved it. I thought the whole experience was fantastic. Getting the explore an actual old fashioned little village was fab! The streets, the transport, the old pit and farm, the tea shop....they were all amazing. I would recommend this place to everyone. It's an absolutely brilliant day out for all... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for a fun and educational family day out then you cannot get better than Beamish. My partner and I took the kids yesterday and enjoyed every minute of the museum. From getting on the vintage bus at the main entrance , to exploring the drift mine to visiting the shops in the town , the experience... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Romsey, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Brilliantly done. Especially liked the 1920s town complete with Bank, Co-op, Sweet shop (saw sweets being made). Baker, Pub, and all sorts of wonderful things. You need at least 2 full days here. Fortunately ticket is valid for 365 days and you can return as many times as you like. Travelled by bus from Newcastle and got 25% discount and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Had a delightful day - so so much to see a week would not be enough, access around the site by tram or bus is fantastic, left energy to enjoy each of the areas. Every one of the staff we encountered were very positive about meeting visitors, helping and enthusiastic about their guests. The food and drink were a reasonably... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
York, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

something for everyone , delightful afternoon- trip down pit- really hits home how hard work in mines was- real eye opener.Loved authentic sweet shop and transport in fact just loved whole experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

There was so much to see and do that we went over 2 days .. the entrance fee was reasonable considering it covers you for a year.

Was this review helpful? Yes
dorset england
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

great museum,loads to see,trams and buses going round all the time so little waiting about.staff are really friendly make it a wonderful day out.i thought the prices were fine.tickets can be used for a year.a great step back in time.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Beamish Open Air Museum also viewed

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Durham, County Durham
 
Durham, County Durham
Beamish, County Durham
 

Been to Beamish Open Air Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage Beamish Open Air Museum?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing