Beamish is a world-famous open-air museum that tells the story of life in the North East England during the 1820’s, 1900’s, 1940’s and 1950’s and stands in 300 acres of beautiful County Durham countryside. With so many things to see, Beamish is a wonderful day out for people of all ages.
Most of the houses, shops, and other buildings you will see have been brought to Beamish, rebuilt brick by brick and furnished as they once were. Some, such as Home Farm, Pockerley Old Hall, and the drift mine, were here already.
You won’t find objects displayed in glass cases at beamish, you’ll see them in their original context. What’s more, you will meet the costumed staff who are proud of their heritage and happy to share their knowledge with visitors.
If you don’t fancy walking, there are vintage trams and buses including an access bus, to make travelling around the museum easier and even more exciting.