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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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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