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Beamish Museum

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Address: Beamish, England
Phone Number:
+44 191 370 4000
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Today
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Such a fabulous day out all the staff are fantastic and so knowledgable, there are plenty of buses cars and trams to get around in. The fish and chips were lovely worth the short... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Lisa B
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

For all it is made up to be the reality is very dull. It provides very little interaction for kids or adults. It contains a farm with hardly any animals on display. Overall this place needs some dynamic management to make it worth the entry price.

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Thank Bill W
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a fabulous day out all the staff are fantastic and so knowledgable, there are plenty of buses cars and trams to get around in. The fish and chips were lovely worth the short wait. Just cannot recommend this museum enough.. It's a must if visiting the North East.

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Thank Lisa B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely enthralling. We've been coming here for years and there are still things to see and do that we haven't already done. An absolute gem.

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Thank Chriskettle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place never ceases to amaze me, the way that not only can you visit authentic houses, shops etc. They are decorated and the staff are dressed and act the part. Everyone is happy to answer questions and play along no matter if you are the first or last person to visit them that day. Lots to see and visit,... More 

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Thank Lynn R
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beamish is a long-established museum. Each of the buildings has been brought from elsewhere in the county and reassembled here. The process continues and so far has produced a high street, drift mine, tramway, garage,chapel, Masonic hall and much more. There is a cafeteria, restaurant and various snackeries as you wander round. The setting is beautiful and easily-reached. there is... More 

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Thank fusspot2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived as the museum opened, we left as it closed; and we had a fabulous day in between! There is a bit of everything here, whether your interest is mining, farming, transport or just general history, you will find something that grabs your interest. The children (obviously) favoured the sweet shop, whereas us adults enjoyed the olde worlde style... More 

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Thank Lynn G
Washington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I never get bored of visiting Beamish! It's much more than a museum, it's getting the chance to experience everything the way it once was.

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Thank Miss_DMMM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a really enjoyable day here walking round in the sunshine The museum is varied and interesting set over a large area which can be walked or reached by the free buses and trams. It was not overly busy and the staff were friendly and informative There are places to buy food and picnic benches for those who choose... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to the Beamish museum, wow its fascinating so much to see, the old fashioned trams starts the journey around the area, the old town is really great, each house visited had a team member to talk us through the professions, dentist etc, very good to hear the history. There's so much to see its a got to visit location... More 

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Thank EamonnBell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting step back in time. A must do if you are in the North East! Loved the bakery and pharmacy

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