Beamish museum

Different from most museums, you can see, feel, and eat here. From the early pits, steam trains, bakeries, and photo studios, you can truly feel them, and there are many staff dressed in the streets. the ancients". If you want to experience time and space and return to North England 200 years ago, you can come here to play!

Suburbs of Durham | Retro fans must go, Bimis Open Air Museum | Beamish Museum

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on email
Share on whatsapp

By Let's go JOIN ME

Northeast EnglandBeamish Open Air Museum(Beamish Museum), Founded in 1970, not far from Durham, Newcastle Upon New Tyne, about 30 minutes by car and about 1 hour by bus.

The museum is divided into three eras, 1820, 1900, and 1940. Start playing in the farthest 1820!

1820s Pockerley: Church stone bricks have mystery

In the village of 1820, there was a lovely church called St Helen's Church. This church is a medieval building. It was originally located in Middlesbrough in northeast England. It was almost demolished. Under the "interception" of the museum team, the entire building was moved intact to the museum for reconstruction. There are many numbers on the wall outside the church, and the staff at the scene revealed that this is a mark for building reconstruction to remind the construction workers of the location of each stone brick.

There is another residential house, Pockerley Old Hall, which is a former peasant's house dating back to 1440. Workers in period costumes are burning charcoal and baking bread, while worrying about the fire and confirming the time, is this picture very "surreal"? What's even better is that there is an early steam train in the village, which provides visitors with the experience of the old steam train.

1900s Town: Going shopping in the town, you can also take retro photos

This is the most lively area in the museum. There are bakeries, auto and motorcycle maintenance plants, dentist clinics, ancient bars, banks and afternoon tea houses on the street. Every store can go in and there are professional staff members Talk to you. As a car enthusiast, I am very excited to see many retro cars and locomotives in the auto and motorcycle maintenance factory!

In 1964,In 1895, after a photo gallery was closed in Durham, the museum opened a photo gallery in the museum ’s small town in the name of John Reed Edis, the photographer of the photo gallery, and provided it in the 1900s. Clothing for guests to take pictures. Let's take a set of beautiful retro photos. The camera used by photographers is also retro!

1900s Pit Village, Colliery: Reconciliation of miners

During the Industrial Revolution, the mining industry in northeast England developed, and this area represented the town where mining was flourishing. Coming here, in addition to understanding people's lives at the time, they can also enter the pit to experience the hard work of former mining workers. In Colliery, it is recommended to go around the mine. It turned out that the height of the previous pit was so low that you had to bend over to walk in. The environment was very closed. It was hard to imagine how the miners at the time worked here.

In Pit Village, there are schools, fish and chips shops and houses. The furnishings of the classroom are complete, and even the small blackboards where children practice writing are intimately prepared. Folk houses are also very interesting, and all residences can be visited. The fish and chips shop here is also a traditional practice. Adding butter and heating it with charcoal is worth a try and delicious!

1940s Farm: Farm Life Experience

This area presents the farm life of the post-World War II war. In the Farmhouse, the smell of cooking in the stove can be smelled. However, at the time, due to the lack of materials, every household used government rations. There are also many livestock in the village, which fully show the life of the wartime people.

After the 1-day tour of the Beamish Open-Air Museum, the museum's intentions can be felt during the entire visit. From the entrance, take the tram, to the carriage, retro bus, and typesetting. The most special thing is that many of the staff in the museum are dressed in the ancient times, giving people a sense of life in the original times. As soon as I entered the park, I felt very kind. I highly recommend everyone to experience it and learn about the history of North East England in another way!

Editor's note: During the holidays, more employees wearing early-stage clothing will be in the park, and the whole atmosphere will be more lively and lively than usual.

Traffic information
From Durham, take the bus Angel 21, X-lines X21 or service 50, get off at Chester-le-Street, then transfer to Coast & Country 8, 78A or services 28 and 28A.

From Newcastle City, take the bus Waggonway 28. Remember to keep the bus ticket stub, and show the bus ticket stub when you purchase the ticket. You can enjoy a discount of 25% off the ticket (the discount may vary depending on the situation and time).

© Figure / text copyright
Let's go JOIN ME British road trip

Recommended Articles

Related audio and video