Go back in time at Beamish Museum, County Durham
Beamish Museum is located in County Durham, approx. 12 miles north of Durham City
During the Summer months (school holidays) mock battles are staged twice a day near
and approx. 8 miles south west of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
If you are travelling from the north or the south, Beamish is best accessed on the A693
from junction 63 on the A1M
On the Pockerley Manor waggonway you can have a ride in the old
carriages pulled by a replica of Locomotion 1.
These four trams operate around the museum site about every 15 minutes. This is the best
way to get around the museum as some of the places are about 20 minutes walk away
from each other. These trams are free to ride on.
Top left photo: The main street of the town.
Top right photo: The sweet shop where you can buy your old favourites.
Bottom left photo: The motor shop. All the old oils and cans are here.
Bottom right photo: The old Co-operative store. Remember your old "divi" number ?
Upstairs is a large restaurant, plenty of choice up there.
Just up from the Motor shop is the old Dentists practice.
If you are not too keen on the dentist, don’t go in or you may never want
to go to your dentist again
Just two of the many carriages in the carriage workshop.
There is a link to the official Beamish Museum website on the "links" page of this website
The pit head.
The pit head, mine and Pockerley Manor were here prior to the museum being started.
The pit head gear still works and is explained by an experienced pithead gear operator.
The mine can be entered at ground level and there are guided tours several times a day.