Imagine a museum where rather than stare at a relic, conjuring up its past in your mind’s eye, you can travel back in time to experience what that past was like. Beamish is such as museum. At this living, working, open air museum you can experience first-hand what life was like in the North of England in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times. The town itself takes you back to the years leading up to the First World War, with shops, trams, a stables and carriage house, and plenty of costumed folk. There is also a typical Edwardian railway station, a 1940s farm, a colliery, a pit village, Pockerley Old Hall and Pockerley Waggonway – an 1800s steam ride through Georgian landscape awaits.

  • Beamish, County Durham DH9 0RG
  • Distance: 37 mile drive (1 hr) from The Morritt Country House Hotel & Spa
  • Open: Monday–Sunday 10:00–17:00
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