Beamish Living Museum
Beamish Living Museum is based in Beamish, County Durham, and offers a professional and friendly team to help you have a great time and enjoy the experiences available.
Beamish is a world famous open air museum which brings the history of North East England to life at its 1820s Pockerley, 1900s Town, 1900s Pit Village, 1940s Farm, 1950s Town and 1950s Spain’s Field Farm exhibit areas.
At Beamish Living Museum you will find all of the below activities, facilities, and important information.
Activities at Beamish Living Museum include:
We have also included their opening times and contact details. If you have any questions, you can contact the venue directly.
Activities available in this location
Frank had visited Scandinavian folk museums in the early 1950s and was inspired to create an open air museum for the North East. He realised the dramatically-changing region was losing its industrial heritage. Coal mining, ship building and iron and steel manufacturing were disappearing, along with the communities that served them. Frank wanted the new museum to “illustrate vividly” the way of life of “ordinary people” and bring the region’s history alive.