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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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Blast from past!

Brilliant - first visit in over 30 years. Took my children - aged 5 and 2 - and they LOVED it. The unlimited ticket is a BARGAIN. GO GO GO!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Brilliant - first visit in over 30 years. Took my children - aged 5 and 2 - and they LOVED it. The unlimited ticket is a BARGAIN. GO GO GO!!!

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I hadn't been to beamish for about 10 years and lots has changed, more of everything. My first visit there was in 1974 when I was on a work placement from schoool, we were working trying to help restore various pieces of machinary. I and some friends were assigned to clean up the big digger, which is still there, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Love Beamish, we live approx 2 miles away and always visit. My son loves the trams and the staff are very welcoming. Definitely worth a visit

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Located near Stanley (either off the A6076 - or the A693) An interesting museum, alot being outside. Tram rides and old shops. A bit about coal mining too. Best in good weather (I first visited back in 1998) Worth a visit

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We were lucky to have a beautiful day to enjoy the open air museum. Location was easy to find and inside transportation is very accessible. We really enjoyed all of the staff inside the different buildings. Didn't have much luck finding a place to eat lunch, so grabbed a bite before we left at the entrance.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The museum is very well laid out with many shops and houses to visit giving a in site into the living and working conditions of the period. The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable in period costume which adds to the experience The let down is the selection of food, there were 3 outlets selling mainly sandwich type food, but... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Local museum, been several times over last few years. Beamish is always adding new building's, always something new to see. Love the sweet shop, fish & chips cafe, the mine and the town. The new bakery & church are the newest nice additions. Always events on & the all year pass being the price of a normal ticket means we... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This museum is about 8 miles where from where i live. Myself and some members of the family are regular visitors to the museum as we all have a yearly pass. The museum staff are very helpful and informative and it is interesting to see how people lived in the past. If it is your first time try to pick... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Not been for 6 years & to be honest thought more would have been added give £37 for two adults entrance fee. Admitadly it lasts a year, but if your not local its a lot. They advertised a new bakery, but no bread on offer or was it working! Some shop fronts being built, but that was it. Advertised WH... More 

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newcastle, england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The museum is well laid out and beautifully maintained. It really feels like you are back in the past. The staff, employees and volunteers, are enthusiastic and welcoming. Take a picnic and spend the whole day. The only negative is the entrance fee which makes it an expensive family day out.

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