If you are at a loose end this weekend, why not make your way to Beamish for a fantastic day out, and a wonderful way of learning more about the history of the north east of England.
Beamish is a world famous open air museum. We tell the story of life in North East England in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times.
Beamish stands in 300 acres of beautiful County Durham countryside. Within the site you will find Pockerley Old Hall, The Town, Rowley Station, The Fairground, Home Farm and The Pit Village. With so many things to see, Beamish is a wonderful day out for people of all ages.
Each area of the Museum tells the story of Georgian, Victorian or Edwardian living. You can see how life in North East England changed over 100 years, from a Georgian Agricultural lifestyle to the Industrial Revolution.
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 costumed staff who are proud of their heritage and happy to share their knowledge with visitors.
You can experience life down a drift mine, try some tasty baked goods from Home Farm, and meet the many animals who live here at Beamish, like the Curly Coat Pigs up at Pockerley Old Hall.
If you don’t fancy walking, there are vintage trams and buses, including the Access Bus, to make travelling around the museum easier, and even more exciting!