Discover Durham’s heritage at Beamish Museum

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At Beamish – The Living Museum of the North, you can touch, taste, smell, see and hear history.

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This exciting outdoor museum has recreated life as we didn’t know it, in Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian times. 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.

Don’t miss the Edwardian Town – complete with a dentist’s surgery, local pub, sweetshop, stationers, bakery and a branch of the Co-Op.  What makes it even more realistic are the characters walking the streets in period costume, trams and old motorbikes puttering along the cobbles.

Meanwhile, at the Pit Village you’ll see pit cottages, a school, coal-fired fish and chip shop and more – and if you’re keen you could take a trip underground to experience what life in the mines was really like.


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