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Beamish, the Living Museum of the North

Regional Resource Centre, Beamish, Stanley DH9 0RG, UK

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About Beamish, the Living Museum of the North

Experience a real sense of your past at Beamish, a living, working museum, set in 300 acres of beautiful Durham countryside.  This huge open-air museum provides a glimpse of life in England from the early 1800s until the mid-20th-century. Volunteers throughout the museum dress in period clothing and are more than willing to chat about life in the past.



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Hedley Hall Woods2.41km from Beamish, the Living Museum of the North

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Riding Farm2.52km from Beamish, the Living Museum of the North

Boasting a spectacular countryside setting, this charming farmhouse provides a peaceful rural retreat. There is good access to Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland and Durham. The surroundings are ideal for relaxing strolls, with plenty of wildlife, including Canadian geese, blackbirds and cattle. It offers an excellent farmhouse cooked breakfast and a range of other breakfast options.

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Durham is a cathedral city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. The city lies on the River Wear, to the southwest of Sunderland, south of Newcastle upon Tyne, and to the north of Darlington. Founded over the final resting place of St Cuthbert, its Norman cathedral became a center of pilgrimage in medieval England.