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“a good family day out”
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: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed February 26, 2013

i went with my husband and son i didnt think i would enjoy it but i was suprised at how interesting a found it a good family day out.

Thank angela23190832
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Well worth a visit for all the family as well as your dog, take a picnic or enjoy your lunch at the chip shop. The staff are so helpful. Enjoy x

Thank ShawDurham
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

The most realistic museum I have ever been to. You could really imagine you were living in that era. The detail and thought they have put into this museum is phenomenal. The staff know their stuff and it is brilliant for all ages. We went there as part of our first year wedding anniversary!!! Haha

Thank Rebexxie
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Beamish is a world famous open air museum, which stands in 300 acres of beautiful County Durham countryside. Beamish is a living working museum, where there are always new things to see & experience. Great day out for the whole family.

Thank Sharon R
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Absolutely brilliant day out. It's on such a large plot it feels very authentic rather than theme parkish. Suitable for all ages.

Thank Vancouverite B
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