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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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Hours:
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Excellent day out

Visited beamish on Saturday this is our 4th visit this year my 7 year old son loves it especially the farm and trams it is fantastic value for money as once you have paid your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited beamish on Saturday this is our 4th visit this year my 7 year old son loves it especially the farm and trams it is fantastic value for money as once you have paid your tickets last you for a year and at 48.50 for a family ticket that's good value .the sweet shop is a must for the old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Liked: entry ticket gives access for a whole year. Staff were all very friendly and helpful. Places in village / town were all very authentic and well run. Many old time places were as we remembered them from our childhood. Nice to be able to show kids today how life was and a good life not just hard. All working... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We live 5 minutes away so visit regularly. Brilliant day out for families! There is lots of walking but there are buses and trams to drive you from location to location within the park. The sweet shop is always worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to beamish and certainly won't be our last. We had a fabulous time from start to finish. We arrived at beamish as the doors opened at 10am and spent the entire day in the museum as there was just so much to do. The one thing that really stood out to us as a family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Fantastic place for all ages, the staff are amazing, especially the family in one of the houses, she really did live the part, loved the dentist too, cannot fault anything, unique experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is more of a emersion in history than a conventional museum and as a result it is an outstanding and exciting day out with something for everyone. Food,shops,transport and staff in period costume for each time zone in the museum made each area come alive in a way we have not experienced before. Absolutely outstanding.

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Malton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We love this place! We haven't been to Beamish since we were kids so decided to come for the weekend, we loved every minuate of our visit. Very reasonable price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have just had the most wonderful day at the museum, we didn't expect it to be so good. My 2 and 4 year olds loved the trams, buses and old buildings. Would highly recommend. However, the only thing that let it down was the attitude of some of the staff, in particular in the tea rooms. I've come for... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Our third visit of the year. Once again a lovely visit. Staff were very professional all keeping in character to the era.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We visited here on holiday and we went away with mixed feelings. Having seen the Black Country Museum we feel that Beamish is not as good. That is not to say that it is not worth seeing. The site is very large, and you either wait for transport or do a lot of walking. The staff are very knowledgeable and... More 

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