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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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Newbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Visited Beamish with my cousin who visits as often as he can which is quite often as he only lives a few miles away.first impressions are a huge car park with areas for motorhomes and disabled. Staff at reception very helpful and knowledgeable. As were each and every person I spoke to about their exhibits..There is so much to see... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is a fabulous site with lots to offer and potentially a great day out. I went with my daughter and grandsons. The memories, trams, shops, farm, mining village etc all brough back a lot of family history. However on the day we visited, the staff were, on the whole, quite miserable, fairly unwelcoming, somewhat disinterested and less than helpful.... More

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England
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Step back in time to the town , to the colliery, the 1940's farm --The colliery staff were very knowledgeable ,happy to spend time answering your questions--even into their lunch break about that industry . I enjoyed the 1940's farm and the trip on the "Elephant" steam wagon. . Not too many school parties,we arrived as the museum opened and... More

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Sandown, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We visited beamish Museum with our cousin last Saturday and had a lovely time looking at how we lived 50 years ago! The memories flooded back as we travelled on the tram down to the village where the shops were decked out as they were up to 100 years ago. The hair stood up on the back of our necks... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We drove up for the weekend to visit Beamish on the Monday morning. Picked a great day, not too hot and not too many school kids! Think people forget that July and August are write offs in public places! Staff were lovely and helpful, we had one gentleman took the time to explain and answer all of our questions on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We came to Durham with the sole purpose of visiting Beamish and were not disappointed. We were lucky in that it was not heaving with crowds so we had no delays with queuing or getting on trams etc. The 1940's farm was fascinating, as was Pockerley Old Hall and we spent ages in the colliery village. Loved it all, especially... More

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manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

What a brilliant museum, enjoyed everything especially the trolley bus rides. Helpful when members of your party are tired.

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Bude, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

great day to spend a day. bonus a second day free what more need i say. i am only writng this to make up the compulsary 100 characters, you will not go wrong by going. take a picnic and spend the day.

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Tain, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Spent the day with my Husband, brother and sister in law at the museum , we had a great day looking at all the different old time shops and riding on the trams. All the staff were very friendly and told us anything that we wanted to know about the old times. There is so much to see that we... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I have been supporting this museum since it was only the farm and a bit of the railway station. I visit every now and then and am always amazed by the changes. Went yesterday with five Chilean friends in England for the first time and they were truly amazed by what was on offer and the way it was presented.... More

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