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3. The Beamish Museum

Top 10 ten places to visit in North East England - Durham and County Durham

The Beamish Museum

Beamish open air museum is set in over 300 acres of beautiful countryside, and vividly recreates life in the North of England in the early 1800s and 1900s. It's no ordinary museum but a living, working experience, with many different buildings clustered in settlements representing different periods of history and ways of life. There's even a fully functional tram service. Actors in period costume walk the streets and run shops and businesses. They will be most happy to talk to you about their everyday lives and concerns.

The Beamish Museum Address:
Beamish, The North of England Open Air Museum
Beamish
County Durham
DH9 0RG
England, UK

The Beamish Museum Opening Times:
Summer Season 
Saturday 15th March to Sunday 2nd November 2008
Open every day from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, last admission 3.00 pm

Winter Season
Monday, 3rd November 2008 to Friday 3rd April 2009
Open 10.00am to 4.00pm, last admission 3.00pm 
Closed Mondays and Fridays 
Also closed Monday, 8th December 2008 to Friday 2nd January 2009 inclusive
A winter visit is centred on The Town and tramway only
Other areas of the Museum are closed and admission charges are, consequently, reduced

The Beamish Museum Admission:
Summer 2008
Child (5 - 16 years) £10.00 
Child under 5 years Free (except for rides at the Victorian Fairground)
Sixty plus £13.00
Adult £16.00
Student* £13.00
Family Ticket 1** £32.00
Family Ticket 2***£46.00

Winter 2008/09
Child (5 - 16 years) £6.00
Child under 5 years Free (except for rides at the Victorian Fairground)
Sixty plus £6.00
Adult £6.00
Student* £6.00 

*Proof of student status required
**Family Ticket 1 - 1 adult and 2 children
***Family Ticket 2 - 2 adults and 2 children

T  +44 (0)191 370 4000

F  +44 (0)191 370 4001

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