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“Living Museum”
Review of Beamish Museum

Beamish Museum
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Beamish
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Great place to go to travel back in time. We went a few years ago and had a really great day out even though the weather was quite cold. Can't wait for our little grandaughter to get a bit older so we can take her and show her what life was like whenwe were children inthe fifties and sixties - never mind what it would have been like for her greatgrandparentsm when they were growing up.

Thank Vicki R
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

A wonderful day out, packed with things to see and do. Really brings history to life, and not just one era. Ride a tram car, role hoops in the schoolyard, go to the Co-op and the sweet shop and get a bag of old fashioned goodies, smell the steam from real trains, a really first rate experience, love it!!!!!!!!
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Thank fryingpan_11
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

we live just down the road from here so the annual ticket is definite value for money. An excellent museum, and good to see taht it is continually being added to so thigs do change over the years. The alst visit was on an events day, with trains, traction engines and vintage cars abounding - superb atmospher and if the weahther is half decent (it was for once!!) an excellent day out. The cafe I felt was reasonably priced. Great for period photography.

Thank DevonHare
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

with regard to previous comments posted about the quality of dave's chips, we have to disagree in the strongest possible way, we found them to be outstanding, 'proper chips'! what we managed to see in our day there was informative, interesting and just a great day. in the words of arnie, 'we'll be back'! the staff were very friendly, helpful and courteous, proper north east hospitality. looking forward to seeing the new buildings that are currently under construction. di and steve welch, mansfield, notts, visited saturday 6th october 2012.

1  Thank steve w
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

About 300 - 400 acres of the early 1900's. Easy to forget the hustle and bustle of modern life. One word of warning however... you are going back in time so don't expect modern conveniences life lifts, escalators or self opening doors. This is the real thing. Also, the ticket lasts a whole year so you can go as many times as you like which is just as well because ther is far too much to see in one day.

1  Thank John B
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