Museum in Gateshead

Beamish Museum is an open-air museum located at Beamish, England. The museum’s, which is spread over 120 hectares, intends to preserve an example of everyday life in urban and rural North East England at the height of industrialization in the early 20th century.
You can travel from the Georgian period of the 1820s to the pre-World War One years of the 1900s and the fabulous 1940s and 1950s.

Highlights include going down a real mine, visiting a working farm, school, dentist and pub, enjoying a traditional fish and chips at Davy’s Fried Fish Shop, ride behind an 1815 Steam Elephant locomotive or a replica of Stephenson’s Locomotion No 1.

The Beamish appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Gateshead!

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Visiting Beamish


10am-5pm Easter-Oct, 10am-4pm Nov-Easter, closed Mon & Fri Jan–mid-Feb, last admission 3pm


Adult/Child £19/11

Address: Beamish, the Living Museum of the North Regional Resource Centre Beamish DH9 0RG United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191-370 4000
Duration: 3 hours

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