Beamish Museum

Feeling the need to walk off some of the naughty Christmas food we ate, we figured Beamish was a good bet.  At £19 for an annual adults pass you get access to a whole world to explore.  We opted for walking around the site rather than catching one of the vintage trams or buses.

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After a wander around the 1940’s farm we explored the archives of the resource centre.  I pretty much wanted to take all of the signage home with us.  It’s amazing to see the collections stored here.

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Next we headed to the tea room in the town and it seemed fitting to have a tea and scone.  Freshly baked with big juicy currants – nom nom!

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The 1900s town was next on the list.  We wanted to get into the old sweet shop and the smell was amazing but the kids had the skinny on the place and beat us to it.  It was fantastic to look around the buildings, the garage, masonic hall and bank.  Dressing up for a picture at the photography studio is definately on our list for when we come back!

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It clearly wouldn’t have been a proper visit without seeking out the animals.  At the 1820’s hall the little ponies were just too cute and then we had a treat before leaving – visiting Santa’s reindeer.

 

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