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Beamish Museum

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Address: Beamish, England
Phone Number: +44 191 370 4000
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Today
10:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Lost pass for 2nd visit - no problems

2nd visit for us of the year. We always planned to return and make use of the year pass but.... discovered I had lost the passes. I rang the museum who said don't worry we can... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Warnesygirl
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west yorkshire
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

disgracefull for what we paid would never go again only interesting thing were raindeers and then we had pay for measly tiny packet of food ..xmas tree poor lights poor nothing for children unless yu wanted to pay again for santa grotto and everywhere made on the cheap yet hundreds of people there ,most complaining as they must of made... More 

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west yorkshire
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63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

2nd visit for us of the year. We always planned to return and make use of the year pass but.... discovered I had lost the passes. I rang the museum who said don't worry we can find you on our system and right enough they did - no problem. This time we visited the other areas we missed last time... More 

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Thank Warnesygirl
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we visited beamish on 4/12/2016 very busy because of the time of the year,we were booked in by our tour guide on a block booking and were very grateful for this as there were very long queues,once in because it is very spaced out you need to use the trams,buses or the horse and carriage,and because of the amount of... More 

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Thank Lilian D
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was an amazing full day out. there's an awful lot of walking as the transport in the way of trams and old buses whilst very quaint are quite infrequent and much time is spent queueing. Visiting the underground mine first and then the village is possibly the way to go and we spent nearly all day on just these... More 

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Thank Teri A
Bristol
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81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It’s not difficult to see why Beamish Open Museum is one of the foremost attractions in the country, as it ticks all the boxes in terms of diversity, authenticity, interpretation, and above all, the friendliness and knowledgeability of the staff. From the ticket office to the gift shop at the end of the day everyone we met were engaging and... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fabulous to see a working museum ,what a wonderful anday forward thinking idea when first started. A good full day out and ticket gives a year entrance, very good value . Lovely to see trams, terrace house that have been taken apart brick by brick then rebuilt and made into towns ,so authentic Hope to go back but a bit... More 

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Thank karen h
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Before I start I will make it clear that this review is regarding the Christmas Evening at Beamish and specifically our family visit to Santa's Grotto. We have had many enjoyable visits to the museum but not on this occasion. Do not pay a premium price to take young children for an evening visit to Santa Claus. We hold annual... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Beamish Winter Wonderland because I had assumed they would do it as well as they do everything else. My pass had expired so I payed online to collect at the door. Waited 45minutes in a slow moving queue when we got there because there were only 2 tills to cope with the people who had done what... More 

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1 Thank JennyLS48
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Most enjoyable day. Started when we arrived went to pay our entrance and the lady who served us who's name was Janice was very welcoming and explained to us how it all worked. With accompanying my partner who had a wheelchair we caught the accessible bus into the town and the crew were ever so pleasant and smartly turned out,... More 

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Thank Darren R
Durham, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visit Beamish Museum regularly as we don't live too far away and we all enjoy it. This year we decided to try one of the Christmas evening events, stay nearby and return the following day so we could have a lovely festive weekend. We were all so disappointed with the evening event, it was nothing special at all. We... More 

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