Beamish Museum

Be amazed, be inspired
Beamish is a world famous open air museum, telling the story of life in North East England during 1820s, 1900s and 1940s.

The 1900s town
Step into life in a North East town in the years leading up to the First World War.

The 1940s farm
Discover the story of life on the Home Front during the Second World War.

Beamish fairground
Enjoy a ride on the Steam Gallopers, have a go on the shuggy boats and test your aim at the coconut shy!

1820s Pockerley
Explore Pockerley Old Hall, take a ride on the Waggonway and stroll through the Georgian Landscape.

Travel underground
Take a trip down our drift mine and experience the life of a miner.

1900s pit village
Experience life in The Pit Village, showing a colliery community at the time of peak coal production in the North.

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Address
Beamish Museum
Beamish
County Durham
DH9 0RG

Website: http://www.beamish.org.uk
Events webpage: http://www.beamish.org.uk/whats-on
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Beamish_Museum
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeamishLivingMuseum

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Bowlees Visitor Centre

Acres of accessible countryside, miles of quiet rural roads, an abundance of wildlife and one of the best places in the UK to enjoy the night sky are just some of the reasons why you should make the North Pennines AONB a place to discover and explore in 2015.

Situated amidst stunning woodland in Teesdale, next to Low and High Force waterfalls, and surrounded by rolling fields boasting some of the best hay meadows in England, Bowlees Visitor Centre has all you need to make your visit to the North Pennines a memorable one.

Outdoor enthusiasts can make the most of the vast expanse of unspoilt land and sky by exploring on foot or wheels, or by simply sitting back and soaking up the scenery. We have booklets for self-guided walks, bike rides and nature-spotting, so you can explore at your leisure.

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Address
Bowlees Visitor Centre
Newbiggin
Barnard Castle
County Durham
DL12 0XF

Website: http://www.northpennines.org.uk/Pages/BowleesVisitorCentre.aspx
Events webpage: http://www.northpennines.org.uk/Pages/BowleesVisitorCentreEvents.aspx
Twitter: https://twitter.com/VisitBowlees
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NorthPenninesAONB

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Hall Hill Farm

Come and visit our Award Winning Farm. Set in the beautiful rolling hills of County Durham, Hall Hill Farm is an award winning mixed farm of 290 hectares – a great day out for children and schools with loads of great things to do and see.

The farm has been in the Gibson family since 1925 and is over 700 acres in size.

Hall Hill Farm first opened to visitors in 1981, since then many thousands of people have visited the farm.

Over the years the farm has won many awards including Outstanding Educational Experience in the Pride of Northumbria tourist board and has been a finalist in the North East England Tourism awards.

If you can’t find the information you’re looking for please contact us.

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Address
Hall Hill Farm
Lanchester
Durham
County Durham
DH7 0TA

Website: http://www.hallhillfarm.co.uk
Events webpage: http://www.hallhillfarm.co.uk/news-and-events
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HallHillFarm
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hall-Hill-Farm-140369639314877

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The Bowes Museum

The Bowes MuseumThe Bowes Museum is a great day out for all visitors, including families, couples, the young and old, and special interest groups. Whether you’re looking for a fun and inspiring day out for the whole family, a quiet cultural sojourn for two or a group excursion with a difference, a visit to the Museum has it all. Its world-class temporary exhibition programme complements its eclectic collections of fine art, textiles, period furniture, ceramics, silver and local history artefacts, and there’s a great love story told in the John & Joséphine galleries about our founders and their amazing history.

There are acres of beautiful parkland to explore before you’ve even set foot inside, with woodland walks that are easily navigable and accessible for wheelchairs and buggies, perfect for a tranquil picnic or burning off energy in the children’s playground. A vibrant and varied outdoor programme of events are held in the grounds, including seasonal markets, car rallies and outdoor theatre productions.

Visit Café Bowes for an array of delicious light bites, or refuel the troops with hearty main meals, heavenly puds and drinks. Seasonal menus change regularly and incorporate locally-sourced produce and sumptuous dishes created by Head Chef, Davey, complemented by a great selection of fine wines and beer. Round off your trip with a treat from the Museum shop, which stocks a myriad of gifts, cards and art history books and is continually stocked with fresh and innovative items to complement the Museum’s exhibition programme, including exhibition catalogues, postcards and toys.

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Address
The Bowes Museum
Barnard Castle
County Durham
DL12 8NP

Website: http://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk
Events webpage: http://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk/en-gb/visitus/whatson.aspx
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheBowesMuseum
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Bowes-Museum-8814259979

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