Beamish, The Living Museum of The North

Beamish, The Living Museum of The North

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Beamish, is a living, working museum, preserve an example of everyday life in urban and rural North East England towards the end of the 20th century. There is a coal mine, traditional cottages, replica village with shops and vintage transport. Beamish living museum is a record of social and industrial history in the area.

Beamish Living open-air Museum

Have you ever heard of the open-air museum in the North? If you haven't then firstly know about it. Beamish is a living open-air working museum in North England. It sweeps around 300 acres of country Durham, near the Stanley village, and is an award-winning centre of attraction. You can experience the working rural life, history and the past life of the North England people. So, if you have planned to visit North England, then it will be worth it to visit Beamish Museum.It is a great visiting place for the ones who love uncovering the past rural lives. By visiting here, you can experience rural life from the early 1820s to the 1950s. There are beautiful and authentic buildings in the living museum of North which are re-built to attract tourists.

Areas to visit in the open-air Museum.

The area around the Museum is captivating though, and you must not miss a glimpse of the area around. Following are the places where you can visit.

Regional resource centre.

If you are fond of old busses or trams then, you must not miss visiting the regional centre. Here you can witness a huge selection of old trams and busses.

1940's Farm.

This 1940's farm correctly portrays the life of the British civilians in the early 1940s. The old British farmhouse consists of farm buildings, ducks, and a large shed.   It also features the typical poultry and breeding of that time.

Pit village of the 1990s 

The Pit Village is opposite the town. There is a band hall, followed by a school, and the pit cottages. It was back in the 1860s when six cottages were made, but later on, in 1970, they were moved to the Beamish Museum.

Adventure valley

Want to discover the action-packed play zones in Durham valley? Well, if the answer is yes, then do not forget to visit the adventure valley. It is a place where you can enjoy yourself a lot with your family and friends. Experience the slides, chipmunks, animals, and various types of activities. In short, it is a place where you can have fun with your children and the whole family.


This open-air living museum aims to preserve culture, heritage, and engineering skills. The museum is a live example of the industrial revolution that took place and changed the agricultural life of the region. It hosts exciting programs, and you can experience the exciting festival fun in the great North festival of agriculture.