Beamish, The Living Museum of the North
© Beamish, The Living Museum of the North
- Experience a real sense of your past at Beamish, and discover what life was like in North East England in the 1820s, 1900s, 1940s and 1950s. Beamish is a living, working museum, set in 300 acres of County Durham countryside. Costumed Engagers bring to life The 1900s Town and Pit Village, complete with original drift mine. At The 1940s Farm and Pockerley Old Hall experience agricultural life in the region. The new 1950s Town is currently under development, with the 1950s welfare hall the first exhibit to open to visitors.