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Beamish Britain's favourite open air museum, set in over 300 acres of beautiful countryside, vividly recreates life in the North of England in the early 1800s and 1900s. Winner of both the British Museum of the Year and European Museum of the Year Awards, it demonstrates the recent history of the region in a "living" way and provides entertainment and education for visitors of all ages and interests. For opening times & booking Information see http://www.beamish.org.uk/
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★★★☆☆

“Getting there but........”

Written on: 02/12/2012

Great place to explore and stroll around. The working trams and the houses are a great trip back in time. The old school was a huge suprise to my children who couldn't imagine life without computers and smart boards. However take a packed lunch as the catering is some of the worst we've ever tried to eat at. Authentic fish n chip shop......2 hour wait. Very busy cafe at the Pit Village selling burnt offerings. Two tiny ovens for sausage rolls and frozen pies. £9 for two black sausage… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“A lovely day out”

Written on: 05/05/2012 by LesleyD2 (1 review written)

We visited Beamish last week with friends, they had been before but it was our first visit. It was a very cold day in mid week. The staff were friendly and the visitors all appeared to be enjoying their day,as we were. We spent 6 hours there. If we lived nearer we would certainly visit again!… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Glad I've seen it ....but not sure I'll go back”

Written on: 02/07/2011 by DeckChairLady (1 review written)

Durham - Beamish Open Air Museum My initial impressions were very favourable - the lady on the ticket desk was efficient and friendly, and there didn't seem to be any problem with us taking our large unruly dog in with us. Overall it was a wonderful day, there is plenty to see but I think our experience was enhanced by the fact that it was a warm, sunny day, a cold day in October wouldn't have been anywhere near as pleasant :) The houses & shops were interesting to go through but the expertise… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great day out love the trams and staff are friendley”

Written on: 24/04/2010

Great day out love the trams and staff are friendley… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“we wanted to take our two year old grandson somewhere...”

Written on: 09/12/2009

we wanted to take our two year old grandson somewhere special to see the sights and magic of christmas . having searched the internet i thought the sound of beamish would be wonderful , how wrong i was . having paid £10 each for myself , husband and daughter entrance fee , we were greeted with a hugh blackboard advertising an edwardian christmas extravganze . we entered the town via a sparsely decorated tram to what can only be desribed as a lifeless depressing sight.there where empty… Read Full Review

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“Having seen the "Christmas at Beamish" adverts we...”

Written on: 06/12/2009

Having seen the "Christmas at Beamish" adverts we expected a wonderful time, with lots of decorations and christmas cheer, we got the opposite, half the place was closed, hardly any decorations, a handful fake snow around santa's grotto, an extra £3 for each child to see a skinny bloke in a santa suit with the worst cotton wool beard i've ever seen And as for the Wonderful gift for each child, it turned out to be a cheap bag of sweets, worth a few pence. I would not recommend this day out to… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Having paid £68 entrance fee for a group of 6 adults...”

Written on: 30/11/2009

Having paid £68 entrance fee for a group of 6 adults and 2 children I expected the "Christmas at Beamish" to be something magical and a day we'd remember - hopw wrong I was! I had to fork out an additional £6 for the boys to have the privelage to meet Father Christmas and what a complete waste of money that was!

The website stated "a magical time to spend with the family, enjoying carol singers, Christmas Fayre and a special gift from Father Christams". The special gift was a bag of sweets… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“At the moment you can get a yearly ticket for beamish...”

Written on: 02/09/2009

At the moment you can get a yearly ticket for beamish open air museum for the same price as a day ticket got to be good value. This is a great day out for all the family
lots of things for children to see and do but also interesting for adults… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Beamish Open Air Museum. Nice and clean. More for...”

Written on: 23/01/2009

Beamish Open Air Museum. Nice and clean. More for adults and older children. Expensive and very poor value for money… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Durham - Beamish Open Air Museum. It Is Different To...”

Written on: 25/03/2008

Durham - Beamish Open Air Museum. It Is Different To Other attractions. It Is A Bit Rusty But It Still Looks Good. But Over All I Think It Is A Great Place To Visit… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Beamish is a large open-air museum in Durham depicting...”

Written on: 30/08/2002 by bossy. (1 review written)

Beamish is a large open-air museum in Durham depicting life in the late 19th and earthly 20th centuries. It has a town, village, farm, fair, railway station, manor house and trams to link to each part of the site.

The entrance fee is reasonable, but if you live in the area you can pay a tiny bit more and return as many times as you like for no extra fee. You can even bring 2 guests. But you can't buy this membership on a bank holiday.

The buildings are genuine, dismantled from other areas… Read Full Review

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