Saturday, 1 March 2014

Exploring the World: Beamish Museum, Co. Durham, UK

When you're short of a TARDIS and in need of a trip to the past, there's only one place to go:

Beamish.

Having not visited the open-air museum since I was a child, it seemed like a good idea to take a trip there again. Somehow, it's even more wonderful to visit as an adult.

Beamish focuses primarily on the Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian eras. Whether you're interested in the Home Farm, or are salivating to take a trip to the village sweet shop, there's something there for everyone.

You can watch highlights from my visit here:


Personal favourites included the village, the school, and the Georgian manor house. All of the areas are connected together by trams and old-fashioned buses, so if you don't fancy walking  right round the museum there's frequent easy access by transport.

Click here to go to the Beamish website, where you will find opening times and locations, as well as lots more information. In an attempt to whet your appetite, I've included a few photos below too.

And the best part? Your ticket doesn't just allow you entry on the day; it's a year-long pass! I can't wait to visit again in the summer, but for now I shall enjoy the memories of today's adventure...

Amy x