Beamish stands in 300 acres of beautiful County Durham countryside, less than 25 minutes drive from the Crowne Plaza Newcastle . It is not a traditional museum. Most of the houses, shops and other buildings have been dismantled, brought to Beamish and rebuilt here. All of the buildings are filled with furniture, machinery and objects, real artefacts from our designated collections.
What sets Beamish apart from glass case museums is that the story is told not by labels but by costumed staff who are proud of their heritage and happy to share their knowledge with visitors.
Beamish Museum near the Crowne Plaza Newcastle