Beamish Museum in Stanley, County Durham is twenty five minutes by car from our guest house accommodation in South Shields.
Beamish, The North of England Open Air Museum is a working museum which recreates how the people of the North of England lived and worked in the early eighteen and nineteen hundreds.
Beamish is a unique 350 acre open air museum with a mixture of trans located, original and replica buildings, a huge collection of artifacts, working vehicles and equipment, costumed interpreters and livestock.
Beamish welcomes 350,000 visitors each year who visit it's town; railway station; colliery village and home farm.
Beamish Museum's opening hours are (main season) 28th March to 1st November 2015 10am until 5pm seven days a week with all areas open. From 3rd November 2015 until 18th March 2016 (winter season) on weekends The Town, Pit Village, Pockerley Old Hall, 1940s Farm, Rowley Station and Tramway are open from 10am to 4pm. Midweek (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) The Town, Pit Village and Tramway only are open from 10am to 4pm. Closed Mondays and Fridays during winter and Christmas seasons. Last admission is always 3pm. Beamish Museum recommends allowing at least four hours for a summer visit and three hours for a winter visit.
The current (2015-2016 season) entrance fees for Beamish Museum are: adult £18.50; senior/student £13.50, child £10.50, under 5's are free. Family tickets are also available: family (two adults and two children) £48.50, family (two adults and one child) £42.50, family (one adult and two children) £34.50.
Take a look around...
The latest (2015-2016 season) Beamish Museum flyer is here...
The link to download this Beamish Museum flyer in high quality is below..
How to get there: Door-to-door Google map.
Here are some useful Beamish website links to help plan your visit...