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Old 10 Jul 23, 08:50 AM  
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Beamish Open Air Museum

We are currently in the North East on a 2 night breakÖ..visited Beamish yesterday. It was pre covid when we were last there.
What a fabulous day out as they are now more than part way through building the 50ís town. We are of a certain age that could get senior citizen rate so £33 for both of us for annual ticketsÖ..absolute bargain!

For anyone who hasnít visitedÖ..itís a great day out for any age group. Highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area.
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Old 10 Jul 23, 08:55 AM  
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We love beamish and so lucky to live in North East and have it on doorstep. It so nice Christmas time.
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Old 10 Jul 23, 09:06 AM  
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We also live not far from Beamish , keep meaning to go back as havenít been for 20 plus years.
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Old 10 Jul 23, 09:10 AM  
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We love beamish and so lucky to live in North East and have it on doorstep. It so nice Christmas time.
My husband is from the North East so we love to return to the area. Such a beautiful part of the country. We actually said the same that if we lived nearby we would visit Beamish just for a general walk round from time to time.

You are indeed very lucky to live close by.
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I love it. We only found it in Sept 2021 as we chose the North East over Scotland for a break when the never ending mask mandate was still in force up here.
Best decision we ever made - have been back 4 times since and are due to visit weekend of 22/23rd July.

Itís incredibly good value, the staff are so friendly and there is always something to see you hadnít noticed before. Iím looking forward to seeing how much further on Spainís farm is since last visit. The homemade ice cream is amazing, particularly the Turkish delight and I love watching children mesmerized by the cash handling system in the general store.
Sadly, Iím old enough to remember seeing something like that in action in multiple stores when I was a child
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Old 12 Jul 23, 10:43 AM  
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We love Beamish! As a child it was my favourite school trip ever! I told my (now) husband this on our first date. He remembered what I'd said so he took me there for our 2nd date.

6 months later he proposed in front of Pockerley Manor. So it has a special place in my heart.

We are lucky that we get free entry with my husband's job. We went a few weeks ago and loved how you can now play bowls. We were big kids and went on the carouael and the helter skelter.

My 4 year old neices have never been so I really want to take them but it's hard trying to arrange with my brother and his wife.
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Old 12 Jul 23, 03:58 PM  
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We loved going to Beamish. Don't visit very often as we live in Suffolk but want to go back when they have finished the 50's part as that will bring back memories of my childhood.
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Old 12 Jul 23, 06:30 PM  
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I love it. We only found it in Sept 2021 as we chose the North East over Scotland for a break when the never ending mask mandate was still in force up here.
Best decision we ever made - have been back 4 times since and are due to visit weekend of 22/23rd July.

Itís incredibly good value, the staff are so friendly and there is always something to see you hadnít noticed before. Iím looking forward to seeing how much further on Spainís farm is since last visit. The homemade ice cream is amazing, particularly the Turkish delight and I love watching children mesmerized by the cash handling system in the general store.
Sadly, Iím old enough to remember seeing something like that in action in multiple stores when I was a child
We visited NE England in July 2021 for exactly the same reason, we were so fed up with the masks we decided not to stay in Scotland. After some Googling of the area, we bought tickets online for Beamish but didnít really know what to expect, we thought it might fill a couple of hours max. We were there the whole day and could easily have returned the following day if we hadnít already made plans. Itís such a great day out for all the family. We all loved it.
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A late member of my family has some of their furniture in the 1950's houses. I haven't yet had a chance to visit to see it in situ with being out of the UK do much recently but hope to go soon.
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We're lucky to live 4 miles from Beamish Museum, enjoy time there and the reet proper, cooked in beef dripping, fish and chips at Davy's in the 1900's pit village, which is always stowed out but worth the wait! Davy's is named in honour of the last coal fired chippy in Winlaton Mill, Tyneside, opened in 1937 by grandfather Davy, which closed in 2007, latterly run by brothers Brian and Ramsay Davy, I believe they also trained staff the art of stoking the range to cooking temp. The smells from Davy's are wonderful.

Middleton's fish and chips from Middleton St George was donated for the 1950's village. Beamish also have original 50's newspapers printed to wrap the F&C's... HERE

Joe the quilter's cottage leaves me with many why/who intriguing questions regarding his murder... Joe was well known for producing fine hand-stitched quilts. See more info on Joe's murder HERE

The sweet shop where you can/could go round the back to see the bullets (sweets) being made. The Sun Inn, an old haunt of mine from my early 70's Bishop Auckland college days when we'd nip into The Sun afore catching the bus yam (home). The magnificent marble laden bank donated by Barclays, the beautiful dray horses, the band stand where brass bands play on certain weekends, the old, operational, fairground... so much to see.

If a member of your party is disabled, while they pay the Beamish entrance fee, their carer is given free entry.

If you travel further afield to Barney (Barnard Castle), you'll find the superbly exquisite Bowes Museum. Purpose built in the style of a French ch‚teau, Bowes Museum opened to the public in 1892, the museum bears the name of its founders, businessman, and son of the 10th Earl of Strathmore, John Bowes and his French actress wife, Josťphine - sadly neither lived to see the opening. Bowes is another 'must do' whilst in the NE - the museum front doors, cast and built in France and shipped to England, are 17 feet tall and weight 8 tons. My ma is a Startforth lass, an area on Barney's outskirts, da was a Cockfield lad, which isn't far from Raby Castle and deer park, one of Englands finest medieval castles and well worth visiting, owned by the 12th Lord Barnard.

So much to see, explore and enjoy in NE England.
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