We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Day OutI” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Beamish Open Air Museum

Beamish Open Air Museum
Beamish DH9 0RG, England
+44 191 370 4000
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Beamish
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Attraction details
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Wirral england
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great Day OutI”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2006

Having recently visted the Beamish Museum in County Durham I have to say it was a fantastic day out for adults and kids alike.
There is so much to see and do and the people in victorian dress librally sprinkled around the museum and charming and informative I would certainly return for another visit .

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,465 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,809
    509
    83
    36
    28
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
SCOTLAND
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Lost for words!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2006

We visited here on the 5th Aug 2006.
I cannot rate it highly enough.
The prices are steep but don't be put off- £16 Adult, £10 child.
Take your walking shoes though, if you have young children it is difficult to hop on and off the tram or bus, unless the buggy is folded.
Beamish were having a Napoleonic fair and muster the day we went, it was brilliant. Fire eater, authentic muskets, uniforms, food, tents, dress, I could go on.
The steam train is great and the staff look the part.
The 1913 town, colliery, school are out of this world and information can be gained by asking the staff at any point throughout your visit.
We felt we had been transported back in time, thank god for my dishwasher, freezer, toilet!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Colchester
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2005

As my fathers family were miners and are from Easington, Horden, Shotton etc in County Durham, I wanted to visit Beamish while visiting friends and family in the area to get a view of what life in the area was like. The museum was interesting and some of the staff were helpful and interested in what they do, while others were clearly bored and showed no enthusiasm. The trams and buses are a great way of getting round the park and the steam engines are a great attraction. The tour down the mine was also very informative. The town showed a step back in history 100 years ago but the buildings do get a bit crowded.

While I understand that places such as these need cash to survive, I do think that £15.00 per adult and £9.00 per child entrance fee's very expensive, as a family of five it cost us a total of £57.00 and that is without the added expense of the amenities on site. Total cost for visiting Beamish for the day exceded £130.00.

Surely if these places want to attract visitors, reducing the costly entrance fee's and perhaps introducing family packages would attract more visitors.

Was this review helpful? Yes 10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Beamish Open Air Museum also viewed

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Durham, County Durham
 
Darlington, County Durham
 

Been to Beamish Open Air Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Beamish Open Air Museum, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.