Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Beamish Open-Air Museum: A Snapshot of Victorian Working Life
Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 5 Hours
Spend the day visiting one of the jewels of the area -- the award-winning Beamish Open-Air Museum. Beamish is a life-size record of the life and work of the Northern people in the 1800s and early 1900s. The impressively recreated 1913 town contains an extensive collection of rebuilt buildings and period artifacts, exhibitions and galleries. The Beamish Museum is both a set of buildings and an experience where, thanks to the costumed characters, you will almost forget you are in the 21st century. Winner of both British and European Museum-of-the-Year Awards, Beamish vividly recreates the life and times of yesteryear the North of England.
Your visit here is self-guided and you will have plenty of time to explore the many attractions in the town, experience the guided tours at Colliery Village and ride on the steam train of the 1825 railway.
You can also visit the Railway Station, Home Farm and Pockerley Manor, based on a medieval fortified manor house. Watch candy being made at the old-fashioned sweet factory; then, in a not-unrelated field, find out how dentists plied their trade in the olden days!