Friday, 20 May 2011

Road Trip: Beamish Museum


We went to Beamish Museum in County Durham. Beamish is an open air museum which is set in the the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times. I have been a few times before but each time is a different experience and there are always events going on. 


The tickets admits you to a year-round pass so it's an absolute bargain, especially if you live locally. There was so refurbishment going on whilst we were there so the next time we go, there might be something new to visit! As well as an awesome nostalgic experience, it is also great to learn about lives of those who lived in that era.


As the museum is based outdoors, I would recommend going on a nice (or at least dry) day. When you get there, you feel completely immersed in to the setting, as if you've travelled back in time. There are people dressed in Victorian style garments, there are "evacuees" waving at us from an old fashion bus, the street signs and building are old fashioned. 


The place is built like a small and very old town so there's a "town centre" where you'll find a bank, sweet shop, grocery shop and a garage. There's a rail way station, village, school and a farm. The school and the sweet shop are my favourite, but I also highly recommend the houses which is fully decorated in authentic decor. 


There are a row of houses where the poorer people lived and there are houses that were lived in by professionals such as dentist and solicitor. We took lots of pictures so you'll see more of the museum in the next post. It such a great day out and I totally recommend it. Remember to pick a day that's sunny and warm though! 

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  1. Aha we went there on a school trip once I believe! :D
    Your hair is stunning missy!!!

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  2. I really love what you were wearing, and the museum looks like it was really interesting!

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  3. These pictures are so cute.. Love the outfit!


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    x

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  4. this look is wonderful! I love the little tie on your blouse... oh my goodness!

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  5. you look gorgeous! this museum look so interesting too xx
    Ella @ Belle Vintage

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  6. You look adorable. Love the bike really want one like that <3

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  7. you have such amazing style!

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  8. Brings back so many memories!!! Need to go back again some time. Though I do love your bag! were is it from?

    tootyflute xx

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  9. Oh there is something like this in the midlands, it's brilliant- it's called the black country museum and it's so much fun. You look so pretty, love your hair!

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  10. Thank-you for the comment my lovely, you look lovely I love the little black bow I think I might start wearing one :3 please post some more pictures of your cat it's sooo cute! and these pictures are amazing too xxx

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  11. Babe, your hair is the cutest!!! ♥♥

    And your top is so pretty, just like you.

    I always love your posts, especially your outfit ones, cos you are such a style inspiration as well. :)


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  12. Nice post :D. I like your blog ^^.
    If you want, you follow me. I'll follow you too :)
    Alla moda e con stile

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  13. you took some lovely photos. the last time i was there it absolutely poured down so i ended up seeing very little :-(

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  14. I love your outfit, it's so gorgeous, especially your blouse! I want to go to the Beamish museum, I should go there soon really since it's just around the corner.


    Sarah
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  15. I love these! great style and photos :)

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  16. Where is your top from, it is so cute, I want!

    Thansk for the comments on my blog darl, was so excited when I bought my cat watch! haha. Hope you're ok.

    Emily xx
    www.trashfashiononline.blogspot.com

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  17. wow cool photo :)

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  18. i've always wanted to visit beamish! love the pics, i may have to finally cross this off my to-do list this summer!
    x

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  19. your style is amazing :). aaages since i've been to beamish, i really want to go back now hahaxx

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  20. I love that place :) Went there when i was younger and had so much fun!!
    www.clashingtime.blogspot.com <3

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  21. wow, looks lovely i want to go now! and love love love your outfit :-)


    thankyou for the comment on my blog! :)
    XOXO, BECCA
    http://www.fashion-train.co.uk

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  22. Ahh looks quite interesting. Cute outfit!

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  23. WOW i lovee your outfit and those pictures!
    thankyou soo much for the comment your blog is amazing!
    following you, mabey you could follow me back ???

    ellie oxoxoxo
    http://obsessedwithfashionx.blogspot.com/

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  24. this is so cute!!

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  25. these photos are beautiful!!! and so are you :)

    -becca, www.temporarilybecca.com

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  26. I love the way your tie falls! It makes it look a bit like you're wearing a tie. Very charming :)

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  27. gorgeous outfit :)
    X

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  28. naw that is the cutest blouse!


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  29. Love your photos and blog! how nice
    xx
    ilikeitfast.blogspot.com

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  30. aw these are precious! so so cute xx

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  31. Love this look. so chic and pretty. xx

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  32. Thank-you for the comment my lovely, I'n not realised how beautiful that top is your wearing! xxx

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  33. Ah these photos are lovely! We have a similar place near my hometown- the sweets and fish and chips are the best! I remember getting told off by one of the Victorian school maams on a school trip once though...scary! x

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  34. Can you pleeeeease teach me how to tie a bow like yours?? I never can for the life of me manage to do it! A tutorial on here would be a life saver!

    Cat xxx
    http://www.takecourageblog.com/

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  35. That shirt is soo beautiful, I love the collar! Plus the little bow is so cute :) Great pics!

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  36. Loved these pics, your so pretty :)

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  37. I adore your outfit and pics are really nice. :)

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  38. You look lovely. I love beamish it's so fascinating!xx

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  39. I love the old classroom setting! <3 And you are dressed impeccably - I simply adore your bow!

    x
    www.lostinthehaze.com

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  40. the bow on your shirt is adorable! :-)

    thanks for the comment on my blog :)
    XOXO, BECCA
    http://www.fashion-train.co.uk

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  41. You look lovely!
    Great pictures :)
    Teenage Daydreams

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  42. that museum looks lovely! i love your clothes! xx

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  43. I went there on a school trip when I was little! Such cool photos :) x

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  44. loving all the pictures x

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  45. Amazing outfit, loove these pics!! Xoxo, K.

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  46. these are freaking fabulous.

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  47. OMG i love your top, wheres it from?

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    follow?oxox

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  48. Love the layout and colours of your blog :) Also your top is SO cute!
    x

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  49. These pictures are so beautiful! And your outfit is great, preppy and edgy and sweet and kind of old school all at once... AHHH I LOVE IT!

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  50. hello! i just found your blog and it is gorgeous~ love all of the photos!

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  51. love your outfit and perfect for your museum day. ive never heard of beamish museum but it sounds great, if im ever in the area i definitely want to check it out


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  52. i will vote for you. love the outfit. you are sooo pretty! good luck

    i just came across your blog. i think its great. i hope you will come visit mine and maybe we can follow eachother!

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  53. Great look....

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  55. Wow, you look fab :).

    Sadie x

    www.brandnewbutterflywings.com

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  56. I love your outfit! That sewing machine is so cute too :) xoxo

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  57. these pictures are lovely, really vintage-y. your outfit is so cute, i love the blouse and bag.
    <3

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  58. Love your outfit, you're a stunner Sarah!

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  59. Gorgeous photos! I really like your outfit too. What a lovely location, its a shame i live nowhere near it, booo!

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  60. Love this look! Simple yet chic and coveting that blazer too. :)

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  61. These photos are amazing, I love your outfit too!! xx

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  62. Beamish Museum sounds really interesting! Just checked out the site and I quite want to go. Your outfit is totally cute too (and defo one of the best on that FB Look album!). x

    stevietries.blogspot.com

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  63. LOVE these girlie, I miss you, we haven't spoke in AGES. I was meant to put you in Featured Friday but I was so busy moving back home I didn't have time to blog, so will make it up to you this week.

    You look lovely btw :) x

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  64. You look so cute!
    Your blog is amazing too! <3
    Following you!
    Hope you follow me too!
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  65. beautiful outfit! I love the colour of your hair :) x

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    Would you come and follow me if u like my blog??i'll do the same back..i wait u!
    kiss from Milan!

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  67. I adore your outfit! Your photos are gorgeous! xx

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  68. Absolutely love that shirt! The shape and detail look so cute on you!

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  69. such a stunning look! and the pictures are so fabulous. hope you win! <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

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  70. Amazing photos!! Great look!!

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  71. Really cute pictures, love what you are wearing and now wish I had glasses, adore the ones you are wearing! Thanks so much for passing by my site and leaving a lovely comment xxxx

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  72. OMG, I love the pictures! ♥

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  73. I LOVE your outfit! and the sewing machine is so pretty!

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  74. Aw sounds like you had a nice day. I've actually been here too - I don't really remember it as I was really young and I think we went there when we visited my family who live up in Yorkshire. Also, you look fab! Love the blouse - where is it from? x

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  75. Love your outfit, especially the shirt :)

    Ps. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog :)

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  76. You are so cute! I'm off to vote!

    I've got a giveaway worth £45 running over at my blog which you are more than welcome to enter :) http://yesidress.blogspot.com/2011/06/its-that-time-again.html

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  77. Love the outfit and your hair looks great too. So shiny and glossy! Love all the pictures.
    Beth x

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  78. I absolutelyyyy love your outfit! It's so pretty. I'm following (:
    Let me know what you think of my blog (I'm new)

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    x

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  79. those pictures are beautifull

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