The Northeast Sights

Beamish Open-Air Museum

  • Off A693 Map It
  • Beamis
  • Museum Village
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Made up of buildings moved from elsewhere in the region, this sprawling complex explores the way people in the Northeast lived and worked from the early 1800s to the early 1900s. A streetcar takes you around the site and to a reconstructed 1920s shopping street with a dentist's office, pub, and grocery store, staffed by costumed volunteers. Other attractions include a small manor house, a railroad station, and a coal mine. In summer, a steam train makes a short run. There are special events year-round, from weekend-long festivals where you're encouraged to come in old-style fancy dress, to traditional English celebrations such as May Day and Harvest Festival. Allow at least a half day if you come in summer, less in winter. The museum is about 8 miles south of Newcastle.

Sight Information


Off A693, Beamis, DH9 ORG, England

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Sight Details:

  • £18.50; £9.25 Nov.–Mar., Tues.–Thurs.
  • Apr.–Oct., daily 10–5; Nov.– Mar., Tues.–Thurs. and weekends 10–4; last admission 1 hr before closing

Published 08/18/2015


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