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 thoughts on “Road Trip: Beamish Museum

  1. 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!

  2. 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

  3. 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

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

  5. 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

  6. 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!

  7. 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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  8. 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

  9. wow girl your blog is really cool and i love the mood of these pics!!great!:)i want your shirt!!
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  10. 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

  11. 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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