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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: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed August 5, 2014

It was really busy, due to school holidays. There's now a bakery where you can buy bread and cakes but be prepared to queue. We also queued nearly an hour at the fish and chip shop but the wait was certainly worth the wait. There was loads of parking and the ticket is valid for a year.

Thank hsasmith
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Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Took the kids here for a family day out. Excellent family day out, so much to see and do and not enough time to see it all in one day but with a yearly pass it's excellent value for money. So much for the kids to see and do and so much for them to learn about.

1  Thank Lorraine290
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Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Not been here for a long time and must say we found it very average for the price paid. We felt that the staff could interact more and play the part. After visiting the black country living museum in Birmingham for almost half the price this was slightly disappointing

Thank Becky M
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have been wanting to visit Beamish Open Air Museum for a few years now. It was worth the wait. We visited with our two children (12 and 8) and we all had a memorable time. We arrived at 10.30am and we left just as it was closing at 5pm. Allow for the full day to fit everything in. All of the staff were so friendly and happy to chat to you. They all immersed themselves into their characters. We particularly enjoyed the sweet shop and the bakery, where we purchased some wonderful home made bread and tea cakes. We also enjoyed the draft mine pit tour in the pit village. The miner that took us on the tour was very realistic and we could have listened to him for hours. The children also enjoyed the school. There was a gentlemen helping the children to push the metal ring along in the playground. He was lovely with the children. The children loved hopping on and off the trams and buses. A great day out and worth every penny. On a final note, all we would say is book online before you go. We arrived at 10.30am and the queue to get in was enormous and looked like it was taking a while to process everyone. Having book our tickets online the night before we went straight to the front of the queue.

1  Thank Mjbi301924
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

Not to be missed the open air living muse am at beamish. Loads to do and see including the farm railway station. The mine the pit cottages, chapel and school. The old town with its shops and bank and even a working pub. Set in lovely grounds and great year round especially nice at Christmas . A gem in the north east. The coal fired fish and chips are not to be missed and a ride on the carousel Is lovely. I would highly recommend it for a Santa visit at Christmas as the groto etc is the best I've seen.

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