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Good Morning Everyone,

This is an archive photograph from our visit to the open air museum at Beamish.

Please click on Take a Step Back in Time to see the photograph much larger and clearer.

It is one of the most interesting and entertaining places that I have ever visited and is sure to interest you and any other family members for a whole a day.

It was opened in 1970's on a small scale, with a staff of three and has been expanding and developing ever since. It now occupies a 350 acres site and has thousands of visitors every year.

It utilises a mixture of translocated, original and replica buildings; a huge collection of artefacts, working vehicles and equipment; as well as livestock and costumed interpreters.

The museum's guiding principle is to preserve an example of everyday life in urban and rural North East England at the climax of industrialisation in the early 20th century.

Much of the restoration and interpretation is specific to the late Victorian and Edwardian eras, together with portions of countryside under the influence of industrial revolution in 1825.

You can visit sweet shops, pubs, cloggers, bakers, banks, etc. in buildings that are all authentic. We loved to ride on the trams, visit a farm where the farmer's wife was baking bread, and explore the tiny cottages of coal miners.

It really is a step back in time as all the staff are dressed according to their job and are exceptionally knowledgeable about their work.

Have a lovely day, Bev 😀

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