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Beamish Museum

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| Regional Resource Centre, Beamish DH9 0RG, England
+44 191 370 4000
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Best day out

It's not surprising that Beamish wins so many awards, it is just a fabulous day out. I suggest you... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2016
Michael C
via mobile
Vintage day out.

What a fantastic place this is. Got a number 28 bus from Eldon Square bus station to get to... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2016
Wayne W
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Experience amazing sights, sounds, smells and delicious tastes as the past comes to life. Beamish is unique - our objects aren't locked away in glass cases, this is hands-on history! Step into the past and explore our 350 acre site, as Beamish tells the story of the people of North East England in the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s. Taste traditional food from a coal-fired range, hop on board a tram or steam train, play schoolyard games together and pop into the Co-op shops. Come back time and time again with your Beamish Unlimited Pass, which allows 12 months free entry to the museum from your visit - including all day time special events!
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  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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| Regional Resource Centre, Beamish DH9 0RG, England
+44 191 370 4000
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Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

It's not surprising that Beamish wins so many awards, it is just a fabulous day out. I suggest you arrive early so you fill your day and if it's a school holiday, buy your ticket online and avoid queuing. Look out for the special events....More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed October 19, 2016

What a fantastic place this is. Got a number 28 bus from Eldon Square bus station to get to Beamish. Fantastic shops and buildings all done in keeping with the period of year. Some very well dressed people in period clothing really heightened the experience....More

Thank Wayne W
Reviewed October 19, 2016

A totally amazing day out, so much to see and do and very helpful and friendly staff I can feel my arteries fur up after the gorgeous fish and chips from Davys. If you haven't been you must go it is something not to be...More

Thank Macboggle T
Reviewed October 19, 2016

On arriving at Beamish about 11.40 am we had been told to have something to eat straight away as the hot sandwiches go fast, so we went into the cafe at the entrance but were surprised that they had already sold out of these. To...More

Thank John A
Reviewed October 18, 2016

family members have raved about this but it was our first time here. It is an amazing day out if you have any interest in social history. We could easily have spent a second day to do it justice - as the ticket lasts a...More

Thank AgedStudent
Reviewed October 18, 2016

I have been wanting to visit since this place opened in the dim & distant past but this is my first time and it was with a person in a wheel-chair. The museum is very interesting but, as I am an historian, I was disappointed...More

Thank Norfolk-Tours
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Wonderful to see that the schoolchildren had taken the trouble to dress in victorian style and great to be able to talk to the re-enactor volunteers who actually knew their period

Thank Mike S
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We arrived early and jumped on a tram, stopped at first farm then stayed on foot, we spent 6 hours at the site without sitting down there was that much to do and see. The colliery was well manned and tours of mine and steam...More

Thank Pipion
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Visited with my father in law and eldest son. Great value for money, got the years pass and gift aided. Would highly recommend a visit, a great ride on the tram, visit in the mine. Definitely will use my pass again.

Thank craig19852015
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Have been to Beamish Museum many times, and each time there is a new building or place of interest to visit. you need most of the day to go around the site.

Thank Michael J B
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September 27, 2017|
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Response from Michelle C | Reviewed this property |
I would ring travel line north east and ask which buses you can travel on to Beamish. We travel on bus from Newcastle.
Ray B
August 25, 2017|
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Response from Russel A | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. This place really does look after the less able. Although you cannot take the tram you can go in a modified Sharabang Bus with a lift. Most areas are fully accessible. The ones that are not have information cards... More
August 24, 2017|
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Response from cristinln8 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Premier Inn at Pity Me (about 10/15 mins away, 0 also was given voucher which entitled us to 25 % off entrance fee. Also like a lot of other places now, the tickets are re-use able for a full year for you... More