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The Living Museum of the North, Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0RG
0191 370 4000
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Beamish, The Living Museum of the North, which was founded in 1970, brings the region's history to life at 1820s Pockerley, 1900s Town, 1900s Pit Village, 1940s, Farm and the 1950s Welfare Hall.  Visitors to the open air museum discover fasincating stories of everyday life in the North East through time.

There is lots to see and do during a visit to the Beamish. Take a walk down an Edwardian cobbled street, try tasty treats from times gone by and chat to cheerful costumed engagers - who knows who you'll meet?! Find out fascinating facts, explore the history of the museum across its 50 fantastic years, and discover the various stories the museum tells in its exhibits, most of which have been moved brick by brick from around the region to Beamish.

Once you’ve booked your trip you can book your transport – see our approved Benchmark members directory – click here