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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 2013
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Busy Easter Monday and the visitor numbers were building up and I'm looking forward to our family making a return visit. Headed up to The Town by tram and visited the loo - the stench was truly awful. As for hot water to wash your hands - there wasn't any - this place is primitive. Went for a coffee back... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited with an 8 & 4 yr old & grandparents in the Easter break. Kids favourites were the 1900's town & the school & play area in the Pit village & of course the tram rides around the museum Grandparents loved the 1940's farm. I loved it all. We had a fantastic day, teas & a quick bite to eat... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

visited with family whilst staying in sunderland. its like being transported back years, all the shops and buildings are as they were years ago, plenty to do, trams to ride on and you cant do it all in one day, but your ticket is valid for a year. dogs are allowed all over the museum, really enjoyed the day and... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Firstly, I would like to say Beamish is a good day out, but only if you live close enough to take advantage of the unlimited access because you will need to come back a few times to get around and see everything. Not because is especially huge but because of the huge queues! (although it is on quite big site).... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

There is something for everyone here--home farm with newborn lambs and piglets, candy shops, underground mine, steam trains, and more. We've been to several similar open air museums in the last year--while all were wonderful in some way, Beamish stands out because its exhibitions are more clustered in specific 'communities'--a coal-mining town, an early 20th century town, etc. An important... More

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durham, england
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We visited Beamish on Easter Saturday as a family. We booked our tickets on line so we were fast tracked through without having to wait in a long line. It was very busy but this didn't spoil our enjoyment, in fact it was lovely to see families enjoying themselves and having picnics in the sun. The staff we spoke to... More

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Diss, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was a lovely experience, it bought back memories of my childhood. It is obviously an evolving museum as new exhibits are being planned for the future. The staff were all extremely helpful and friendly. One man in particular gave so much information about the history of Masons and the Masonic lodge it was so interesting. We had coffee in... More

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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Despite the Easter crowds,we had a brilliant day out here on Saturday.Never been before and thoroughly enjoyed it.The attention to detail throughout the museum is second to none.Felt like I had gone back in time,or on the set of a film.My only quibble was that there was not enough staff working that day.We were part of a coach trip,so we... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

what a great place and with the tickets lasting a whole year no need to squash everything in. it takes at least 3 visits to see everything but with great events through the year their is always something extra to see from ice skating in the winter to steam engines in the spring and now Easter activities carnt wait for... More

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Have just been to Beamish with my wife and her parents, the sun was out and the attractions were brilliant brought back many memories for the in-laws, they had never been before and had a magnificent day, the staff were fantastic here, it had been the Mothers 70th and Beamish put a news paper type poster out for her both... More

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