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“great day out”
Review of Beamish Museum

Beamish Museum
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Beamish
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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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed March 3, 2014

If you are looking for somewhere that the whole family will enjoy, then you have found it when you visit here.There is something for the old and young alike, no problem getting around as you can hop on and off the trolley bus, visiting different parts of this outdoor museum,Places to eat are reasonable, or bring a picnic and admire the scenery.Great little gift shop as well.

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Reviewed March 1, 2014

I had never heard of this place till my wife suggested to go there with our grandson. He is very interested in history and found this place a delight. It has so many different things to see and do that there really is something for everyone. And the transport, a bus or trolley, from the olden days is a delight for young and old and you do need transport since the whole museum is enormous. A recreated shopping street, a farm and animals and vegetables. A school that can really make you imagine what it was like in the past. And the houses where you can see how people of all walks of life lived. There is much to see and definitely worth a visit, and again and again. Lovely!

1  Thank Dennis M
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

Renewed the yearly ticket to be able to visit as many times as I like, this gives you the option to spend as much time as you like. For the first time today tried the fish and chips, they were fantastic. The bakery in the town is also worth a visit. There is lovely walks and made even better that you are able to take dogs

Thank Laura D
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

I am so glad i decided to visit beamish museum. The experience was like no other. Huge 300 acres of countryside developed into a museum was an absolute treat. I think museum is probably not the right word for this place, there is so much to do and see here it's like an entire day outing and even then u might end up not covering the whole thing. Loved the experience of how people lived 100 yrs ago. Its so authentic that you actually live that life. Enjoyed the city, the school, writing on slates, trying the cookies, using the printing blocks etc. What i loved the most about the place is that its so hands on, it completely engages you. Overall it turned out to be a day very well spent.

1  Thank Vidhi2014
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

Beamish had loads of interesting activities and the museum was fully open for Feb half term. Unfortunately this was the week before we came to visit. Some schools have a different half term week. It would have been nice if Beamish had done more in the second week. We saw lots of children/ parents there on the Wednesday we visited but as it is still the winter timetable there was just the Town and the Pit Village open.
As the entrance fee gives a year's pass we will probably return to do the rest of the museum - when it is fully open!
Frustrated and disappointed as it could have been a good day out.

2  Thank Debbie L
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