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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 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

A wonderful place to show the kids what life was like during the early 19th and 20th centuries. Hop on and off the trams and buses as often as you like. Visit Home Farm and when the resident cook is baking the smells are amazing. See how the farmers lived and how the farm labourers houses were furnished, it's so... More

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Rochester, Kent
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Having been before, we knew what to expect, and planned the day accordingly. We never properly saw the mine before so we made our way there and were not disappointed! The whole site is a perfect set-up for the whole family, and efficient guides to answer all your most enquiring questions. We visited again the Victorian Fish Shop, rebuilt here... More

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Boston, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Although I hadn't heard of this place, and was nearly put off by the entrance cost of £47 for a family, I'm so glad I went. Several villages, enclosed off from the real world, with miles and an abundance to explore. Set in the 1800's up to WWII, in an expanse of countryside, there are houses, shops, schools, collieries, gardens... More

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

we arrived a bit late but could still cram a lot in, our ticket which cost 18.00 or 13.50 if over 60 and bring proof of age. it is valid for a year the ticket and you can go as often as you like in that year. So we shall be coming back. there are choice of trams or a... More

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Burnley
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Although £18 each entrance fee seemed high there is so much to see and the ticket lasts for a year. We booked in advance via the internet which mean we did not have to join the very long queue. People who had prepaid had a much shorter queue

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FALKIRK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We visited Beamish whilst on holiday in Durham.It was very interesting and it was great to visit the houses still as they were in times gone past.The ticket can be used for a whole year which is great if you live nearby but a little expensive if you only visit once as we did.

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Cottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I've waited years to go here and I was not disappointed! It really is like stepping back in time as you wander round villages, farms, school rooms and even a coal mine. There are even resident cats living there (which totally made my day!) The entry tickets are a year long pass, giving excellent value for money.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We visited this Museum last week and really enjoyed it. The ticket can be used for a year so we went two days running whilst staying in the area. We loved travelling on the old trams, buses etc... The smell in the old bakery was lovely we had to buy some things to sample. We bought sweets from the old... More

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Paisley, Scotland
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179 reviews 179 reviews
54 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Don't really know where to start because some reviewers write reviews as long as "War and Peace". Worth every penny of the full price ticket (although 25% off is the norm) and it is valid for 12 months. Excellent exhibits, very welcoming and friendly staff. We spent two full days visiting and wish we lived a lot nearer to visit... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

we recently had a family day out at beamish and had a very enjoyable day ; it was good value for money for a family ticket which lasts a whole year. I would recommend taking a picnic as queue at fish and chip shop and tea rooms was quite big. there are plenty of other places to by refreshments and... More

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