Beamish - The Living Museum of the North

A female costumed interpretor showing two children how to bake biscuits

Pockerley Old Hall, Beamish Living Museum of the North

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    • Experience a real sense of your past at Beamish, and discover what life was like in North East England in the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s. Beamish is a living, working museum, set in 300 acres of County Durham countryside. Costumed demonstrators bring to life the 1900s Town and Pit Village, complete with original drift mine. At Home Farm and Pockerley Old Hall, experience firsthand how the Industrial revolution transformed agricultural life in the region. The buildings you see at Beamish are not replicas, but have been reconstructed brick-by-brick to give visitors a real sense of history.
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