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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81 Comments

  1. 20th May 2011 / 9:31 pm

    Aha we went there on a school trip once I believe! 😀
    Your hair is stunning missy!!!

  2. 20th May 2011 / 9:38 pm

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

  3. 21st May 2011 / 3:16 am

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

  4. 21st May 2011 / 7:20 pm

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

  5. 21st May 2011 / 9:11 pm

    Gorgeous outfit!

  6. 21st May 2011 / 9:22 pm

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

    tootyflute xx

  7. 21st May 2011 / 9:53 pm

    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!

  8. Anonymous
    21st May 2011 / 10:24 pm

    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

  9. 22nd May 2011 / 12:47 am

    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

  10. 22nd May 2011 / 11:39 am

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

  11. 22nd May 2011 / 12:47 pm

    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
    x

    http://dollydotgirl.blogspot.com

  12. 22nd May 2011 / 6:47 pm

    wow cool photo 🙂

  13. 22nd May 2011 / 9:37 pm

    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

  14. 22nd May 2011 / 10:02 pm

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

  15. 23rd May 2011 / 10:47 am

    Ahh looks quite interesting. Cute outfit!

  16. 24th May 2011 / 7:35 am

    gorgeous outfit 🙂
    X

  17. 25th May 2011 / 1:03 am

    aw these are precious! so so cute xx

  18. 25th May 2011 / 7:11 am

    Love this look. so chic and pretty. xx

  19. Anonymous
    25th May 2011 / 12:48 pm

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

  20. 26th May 2011 / 3:09 pm

    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

  21. 27th May 2011 / 2:44 pm

    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
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  22. 27th May 2011 / 6:25 pm

    Loved these pics, your so pretty 🙂

  23. Anonymous
    27th May 2011 / 6:38 pm

    I adore your outfit and pics are really nice. 🙂

  24. 27th May 2011 / 8:03 pm

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

  25. 28th May 2011 / 3:48 pm

    that museum looks lovely! i love your clothes! xx

  26. Anonymous
    28th May 2011 / 5:21 pm

    great style lady

  27. 28th May 2011 / 5:37 pm

    I went there on a school trip when I was little! Such cool photos 🙂 x

  28. 28th May 2011 / 5:53 pm

    loving all the pictures x

  29. 28th May 2011 / 7:51 pm

    Love the layout and colours of your blog 🙂 Also your top is SO cute!
    x

  30. 28th May 2011 / 8:29 pm

    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!

  31. 28th May 2011 / 8:30 pm

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

  32. 28th May 2011 / 8:47 pm

    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


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  33. 29th May 2011 / 1:15 am

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  35. 29th May 2011 / 12:56 pm

    I love your outfit! That sewing machine is so cute too 🙂 xoxo

  36. 29th May 2011 / 3:09 pm

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

  37. 29th May 2011 / 4:54 pm

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

  38. 29th May 2011 / 6:46 pm

    Love this look! Simple yet chic and coveting that blazer too. 🙂

  39. 29th May 2011 / 8:01 pm

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

  40. 29th May 2011 / 8:44 pm

    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

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  41. 29th May 2011 / 9:44 pm

    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

  42. 30th May 2011 / 1:54 pm

    beautiful outfit! I love the colour of your hair 🙂 x

  43. 30th May 2011 / 3:24 pm

    wow girl your blog is really cool and i love the mood of these pics!!great!:)i want your shirt!!
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  44. 30th May 2011 / 5:08 pm

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

  45. 30th May 2011 / 8:47 pm

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  46. 30th May 2011 / 9:16 pm

    Amazing photos!! Great look!!

  47. 31st May 2011 / 11:26 am

    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

  48. 31st May 2011 / 6:51 pm

    OMG, I love the pictures! ♥

  49. 4th June 2011 / 8:15 pm

    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

  50. 5th June 2011 / 1:58 pm

    Love your outfit, especially the shirt 🙂

    Ps. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog 🙂

  51. 12th June 2011 / 1:34 pm

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

  52. 26th June 2011 / 9:04 pm

    those pictures are beautifull

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