Beamish - Happy Days Out in History
Beamish is unique. Set in 300 acres of beautiful County Durham countryside, it's no ordinary museum but a living, working experience of life as it was in North East England in the early 1800s and early 1900s. Take a tram ride into the past to see what life was really like - go underground at a real 'drift' mine', meet the traditional breeds of animals at Home Farm, sample the treats in the Jubilee Sweetshop, take a ride on the unique steam train and much more besides. Two new exhibits opened recently at Beamish. In The Town, there's a magnificent Masonic Hall where visitors can explore the story of Freemasonry in 1913. And at Pockerley Waggonway, there's the chance to ride behind the Museum's newest steam locomotive - a wonderful working replica of the famous 1813 engine, Puffing Billy.
Throughout the summer season, there's an exciting programme of special events at Beamish, with something for the whole family. What's more, there's no extra charge for these events - admission is included in the admission charge to Beamish.
Highlights for 2007 include:
• 1913 Military Camp - 9th & 10th June
• Georgian Fair & Napoleonic Muster - 4th August
• Horse Ploughing Match & Country Crafts - 25th August
Beamish is open all year, with reduced operation in winter. Allow around 5 hours for a visit in summer (April through October) and up to 2 hours in winter (November to March).
For more information log on to www.beamish.org.uk or telephone Beamish on 0191 370 4000.