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Beamish Museum

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| Regional Resource Centre, Beamish DH9 0RG, England
+44 191 370 4000
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Dire Christmas Evening - Save your money don't go!

We travelled over 2 hours, went to the expense of staying in a hotel and we were looking forward to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sheila L
Cumbria, United Kingdom
Sunday Visit

Love Beamish and hadn't been for a while so we went for Christmas. It was beautifull with the... read more

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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!
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Regional Resource Centre, Beamish DH9 0RG, England
+44 191 370 4000
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Reviewed yesterday

We travelled over 2 hours, went to the expense of staying in a hotel and we were looking forward to a magical, festive experience to celebrate our anniversary. It proved to be anything but magical and festive and was certainly a total waste of our...More

Thank Sheila L
Reviewed yesterday

Love Beamish and hadn't been for a while so we went for Christmas. It was beautifull with the houses all decorated for Christmas and roaring fires. Carol singers and Christmas trees everywhere, loved the reindeer and it was really realy cold so everywhere was white...More

1  Thank janicejanroxy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to see Santa at Beamish with my family including two very small children. It was wonderful. My two year old granddaughter thought it was the North Pole and so magical. Santa was fantastic with the children and took plenty of time to listen to...More

1  Thank George_Hilary
Reviewed 2 days ago

Today , I visited Beamish in the rain , which I think might have been a blessing , and certainly didn't spoil my day !! It was fabulous . the staff were all friendly and welcoming and informative ! It wasn't very busy , and...More

1  Thank Saldunc
Reviewed 2 days ago

Whilst it’s taken a long time to visit this attraction, it was thoroughly worth the wait and surpassed our expectations. It certainly deserves its accolades and the experience was made all the more realistic by the various modes of transport and ‘occupants’ who were more...More

1  Thank MikenMissy
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to a Beamish on Saturday 9th Dec 2017 for their Christmas weekend. Really nice place to visit with loads to see do. The only drawback was the queues for food. They could really do with lots more outlets. Might be worth take not your...More

1  Thank David G
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a place! I've never been here before, and it was some 20+ years ago my fiance came as a child. We don't have children and this was just the 2 of us out on an adventure - and was a day we had! We...More

1  Thank pachan4
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been to Beamish several times now and this time we visited the Christmas Evening opening on thirsday 7th of december. Tickets for oncoming evenings are already sold out and no wonder. How wonderful this is! In Holland we have a word for it:...More

2  Thank cazs
Reviewed 6 days ago

Reading other reviews I think my friend and I were lucky that we went mid week and it was not busy. We got the bus from Newcastle so were able to get 25% off the entrance fee. No queues, very helpful and friendly staff who...More

1  Thank shirty58
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed visiting the town , called in the sweet shop. Lots of sweets from our childhood seeing as we're nearly in our sixties. Queue was small but on passing later it as far down the street. You can go up the ginnel and see how...More

1  Thank Jane C
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13 December 2017|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
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27 September 2017|
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Response from Michelle C | Reviewed this property |
I would ring travel line north east and ask which buses you can travel on to Beamish. We travel on bus from Newcastle.
Ray B
25 August 2017|
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Response from Russel A | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. This place really does look after the less able. Although you cannot take the tram you can go in a modified Sharabang Bus with a lift. Most areas are fully accessible. The ones that are not have information cards... More