Took my child here after she had been there on a school trip and she was eager to get back.
It feels like you step back in time as soon as you enter, You can either walk to each exhibit or take a tram or bus and hop on and off at each part of the museum, it is nice just to walk around on a good day. There is a lot to do and you can get fish and chips down in the pit village cooked in dripping and they are beautiful, the queue does get rather large as it takes longer to cook the as they are done on the old style coal fired fryers but worth the wait and if you want to avoid the queue try getting there at around 11am when it first opens. Lots of green spaces to have a picnic in. All the exhibits are well cared for and set out really well and the staff are really helpful and very informative when you have questions also in several of the houses they are cooking so often a few tasty treats to try. There is a fully working farm too with animals and its nice to sit by the fire. My daughter loves the school in the pit village were you can write with fountain pens and ink wells and probably the only time I've seen her enjoy doing her times table lol! When you buy your ticket it is unlimited for a year and so far we've been back 4 times as its still just as fascinating as the first time we went. Well worth a visit and the museum for all ages for a great day out. There is often themed nights on but these do sell out quickly.
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