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Beamish Museum - The Living Museum of the North, Beamish, Co Durham

Beamish Museum - The Living Museum of the North, Beamish, Co Durham

Beamish Museum - no ordinary museum !
Meet History face to face in Co Durham.
A great family day out !

Take a tram ride into the past at Beamish, an open air museum vividly recreating life in the North East in Edwardian, Victorian and Georgian times. Stroll around the shops and houses of the Edwardian Town or go underground at a real drift mine in the Pit Village. Visit the miners cottages, pop into the Co-op shops, see the animals at Home Farm and relax in the cosy farmhouse kitchen. Explore Pockerley Old Hall, set in the beautiful Georgian landscape, and ride on a recreation of an early steam train at Pockerley Waggonway. Enjoy the fun of the fair with a ride on the newest attraction, the Steam Gallopers, a beautiful steam carousel.

Meet people who lived and worked in the past. Talk to the dentist, school teacher, miners, a pitmas wife and discover what life was really like. Beamish is no ordinary museum. This is a place where visitors meet history face to face.

Throughout the year Beamish hosts an exciting programme of events, from a Georgian Fair to the Great North Steam Fair and much more besides, including a whole season of Christmas! There really is something for everyone and it is ideal for families.

 Whats more, theres no extra charge for these special events - entry is included in the admission charge to Beamish.

Great Value - Tickets to Beamish are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase for an unlimited number of visits to the Museum. Visit the website for full details. All Beamish Unlimited tickets valid for one year for an unlimited number of visits.

All daytime events are included in our Beamish Unlimited tickets. Special Evening Events are ticket only events.

For more information click here http://www.beamish.org.uk/

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Christmas Activities

Christmas Activities

If you are looking for ideas to keep the children busy throughout the Christmas holidays, or the kids want some ideas and inspiration for cards and gifts them take a look at our Winter KidsZone. Jam packed full of fun ideas that everyone can get involved in! Activities for indoors and out - some are messy, some are not! What are you waiting for?!?!

Christmas Baking

Christmas Baking

We all know that the festive period is a time for giving, spending time as a family and for over indulging, and we are here to help! Our Christmas recipe section has lots of tasty treats to satisfy the sweet and savoury cravings of the whole family. Get busy in the kitchen with the kids and enjoy some delicious food together this Christmas.