Journey back to 1913
f you’ve ever wished you could step back in time, then you’re going to love Beamish Museum.
This exciting outdoor museum has recreated life as we didn’t know it, in the year 1913. Random we know, but this was a time of great change in Britain – and in fact the world – when machines were taking over and towns were growing.
Spread across the 300 acres you’ll find a railway station, a pit village and even a farm – all buzzing away with life as if the clocks suddenly stopped all those years ago.
There’s a town, too – or at least a couple of streets – complete with a dentist’s surgery, local pub, sweetshop, stationers and a branch of the Co-Op. What makes it even more realistic are the actors walking the streets in period costume, trams and old motorbikes puttering along the cobbles.
Meanwhile, at the colliery village you’ll see pit cottages, ponies, steam trains and more – and if you’re keen you could take a trip underground to experience what life in the mines was really like. All this, and you haven’t even got to Home Farm yet…
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