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“On a dry day a perfect 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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Everyone should visit this museum .The size of the site is huge with lots to see of the long
lost Northern heritage. The tram ride takes you to the town with all the houses and shops of times long gone, all manned by reinactment staff. Wonderful to see how people shopped 70yrs ago . There is a garage ,pub,bank co-op and much more. Lovely inside the terraced
houses ,a solicitors and dentists I recall.
Also home farm is so well done with farmers wife baking beside a roaring coal fire.
The miners houses ,the old school ,chapel are wonderful not forgetting the memorable walk
into the coal face of the mine. So much more not listed and all of life a century ago.
The shop is great ,lots to buy like slates & stilus , top & whip and many more old toys.It is a great place to take visitors .
It may seem a little expensive but compared to a football ticket very reasonable. They have a huge site to maintain & its well worth the spend.

1  Thank brenda r
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

What a wonderful place to visit, you need at least two days to go round the entire site. From the open top bus,the trams,the interaction of the guides and the sheer going back in time this is the place to visit. Highlights of the day was eating fish and chips cooked in beef lard from a newspaper and seeing a lamb being born at Home farm.

Thank Christine J
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Our family visited Beamish on Sunday having bought tickets visiting without the kids the week before. A ticket to visit as often as you like is £17.50 pp for a year. There are family tickets too. It has many exciting things to see and do and allows dog which is great for us. Food areas are reasonably priced but you are allowed to take your own packed lunch if you wish. Tram and bus rides are free. I can't understand anyone not giving Beamish an excellent. It's ideal for all ages.

Thank gracieolivia
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Expensive to get in as a Family but then you can always buy a Yearly ticket once past the door. Usually spend all day here whenever we have Family visiting. No Dogs Allowed apart from Assistance dogs. The only down side for me... Gets packed during School Holidays so have to get there early for a Parking space.

Thank CoralDart
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

My wife & I with 2 friends spent a whole day at this wonderful museum & still did not get to see all the exhibits. It is a place that all children, teenagers & adults should make time to see as it brings history alive.From the moment you enter you feel the atmosphere & experience life as it used to be. The Trams, buses, shops etc are staffed by people who enter into the whole spirit of the age they represent,. They are in authentic costumes & very knowledgeable. All schools, colleges & universities should make a visit here compulsary. We look forward to the next time.

Thank Bluerev
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