Beamish Museum

World-famous, and a great attraction for the whole family, Beamish is an open-air museum set in 300 beautiful acres of the County Durham countryside.

Costumed characters bring the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian history of the North East to life as they stoke fires, bake bread, plough the fields and weave blankets. You can ride around the site by old bus or tram, or explore on foot. Learn about life in the mines, the development of printing techniques and what lifestyles people had in comparison to the amount of work they did. The grounds of Beamish include original buildings such as Home Farm and Pockerly Old Hall, alongside recreations filled with original objects and artifacts.

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