Beamish Museum

4.87 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Beamish Museum, Beamish DH9 0RG, UK, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1913704000
  • Tags: Museums, Family And Kids

Experience a time travel at the world’s most popular Beamish Museum, where millions of people flock every year to get a glimpse of the tell-tales of North East England, and its Georgian, Victorian and the Edwardian lives in funky avatars. This museum, with its unique al fresco environment, is the first of its kind. Don’t miss the Friends of Beamish to grab some fantastic packages and offers. Right from unearthing the stories from the era of the World War 1 and 2, meeting the pit ponies in their stables, riding on the Pockerley Waggonway to spotting a variety of wagons on display at the Beamish Museum Rowley Station, you can easily make your day at Newcastle more than worthwhile.

How to Reach Beamish Museum

  • Buses 8, Coast & Country 78A, Waggonway 28, Waggonway 28A to stop – Main Entrance Building
  • Buses 8, Coast & Country 8A, Coast & Country 78A, Waggonway 28, Waggonway 28A to stop – Station Cottages
  • Buses 8,889, Coast & Country 8A, Coast & Country 78A,Waggonway 28A to stop – Twizell Road End

  • Beamish Museum Address: Beamish Museum, Beamish DH9 0RG, UK, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Beamish Museum Contact Number: +44-1913704000
  • Beamish Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
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  • 1.75% of people who visit Newcastle Upon Tyne include Beamish Museum in their plan

  • 95% of people start their Beamish Museum visit around 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Beamish Museum

Tuesday and Thursday
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Beamish Museum Reviews & Ratings

  • We like museums, especially living museums with staff in period dress and we were not disappointed. Beamish Museum is a real gem. The exhibits are beautifully presented and the staff so knowledgeable and friendly. The way the exhibits are laid out is such that you either travel on the buses of trams or walk, but this gives a distinct separation, which we felt worked well. We are in our late 50s and can remember a time when some of the exhibits were in our lives, such as in our grand parents houses and they brought back lovely memories. We visited the storeroom, where exhibits are being stored for the forthcoming 1950s area and found ourselves pointing at item after item that we actually had in our own homes as children! History does not come any more tangible than that!

  • Great place to take children, show them the history of the North East. The volunteers who take on the roles to bring the houses alive in 1913 are great. It was packed but was still able to get round. We only managed half of Beamish, but as the ticket allows us access for the next year, we'll be back to visit the other half. Grandson loved the old buses and trams that we travelled on. Definitely worth a visit. So much to do and see.

  • Amazing place to visit and experience era of 1800s . All the shops and very well maintained, loved the detailing in every shop. staff inside the shops are friendly, welcoming and explain everything. It was fun to ride on the steam engine, trams and buses. There is tearoom with decent food. Ticket price is worth every penny. Average time to spend is an entire day. We cdnt cover everything, but since the ticket is valid for a year, one can visit again.

  • Wonderful living museum. Brought to life by the men and women who explain what it was like to live in the past with hardship and lack of luxury. You can ride trams, old buses and have a short trip on a steam train. You can see that there is investment in expanding the museum. Plenty of free car parking. Fast track entry if you have purchased tickets online although staff are well organised and keep the queues moving. Generally very happy. When we went though it was the summer holidays and was very busy. This meant that there were queues for the trams and you couldn't guarantee getting on. Of course you could always walk. At lunchtime the tea shop had a long queue which wasn't too bad for us, as we bought a pint from the pub and queued for a sausage roll and cake from the bakery. I did feel sorry for an elderly couple we spoke to who couldn't face the queues so didn't have any lunch. All in all a good day out but probably best enjoyed when quieter.

  • The Beamish Open Air Museum is an incredible place. There is so much to see and do, you can easily spend an entire day emersed in history. I have been visiting since 1988 and have never been disappoint. There has always been something new to see/do. I am already excited to see the new 1950s town that it currently under construction. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone.

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