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Beamish Museum

Beamish is an open-air museum near Stanley in County Durham. Its 300 acre site tells the story of people from North East England during the Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian periods. It is famous for its mixture of original and replica buildings and huge collection of artifacts, which feature in its town, home farm and colliery village.

Drew Hodgson with 'Flash' (left) with Gordon Thompson and 'Wheezer'

New pit ponies stable opened at Beamish Museum in County Durham

A parade has been held to mark the opening of a pit pony stable at Beamish Museum in County Durham

Beamish staff as Land Army girls at the museum's Home Farm

Beamish Museum farm takes a step forward into Second World War era

Home Farm at Beamish Museum is to relaunch in 1940s wartime mode having been previously set in Edwardian times

The opening of the bakers at Beamish Museum

Beamish Museum celebrates record number of visitors

Visitor numbers are up by 20% at a North East museum, with more than half a million people venturing through its doors in the past 12 months

A miner working the coal face circa 1930s

Miners' Hymns come home thanks to Forma founder David Metcalfe

Two special North East performances of The Miners' Hymns will take place in March at Sage Gateshead and Easington Social Welfare Centre

The steam engine and trailer involved in the death of Karl Doran at Beamish Museum

Beamish Museum bosses to face no action over death of boy

Beamish Museum will not face action over the death of a seven-year-old boy says the Health and Safety Executive after a two-year investigation

Gateshead tram number 7, re-numbered 52

Gateshead tragedy tram returns to the North East for restoration

A Gateshead tram involved in a death crash in 1916 is to be restored to join the Beamish Museum fleet

Coppy Lodge at Beamish, County Durham

homemaker featured property - 11 January 2014

From humble beginnings as a two-bedroom cottage, Coppy Lodge became a seven-bedroom guest-house and is now a family home

Alan Jopling, with his father Albert, at the remote farmhouse at Spainsfield near Stanhope

Spainsfield Farm set to go on display at Beamish Museum

Brick by brick, this traditional hill farm will be transported 25 miles to Beamish Museum where it will go on display to visitors

Students from Sunderland University show off their dancing skills at Beamish Museum

Dancers at Beamish Museum capture the spirit of Christmas

A Christmas Carol was transformed into a dance festival to help spread the festive spirit and keep visitors on their toes at Beamish Museum

Costume designer Gillian Wolf at Beamish

Seamstresses working around the clock to finish 300 costumes to bring Beamish Museum into a new decade

Land Girl uniforms and 1940s dresses are on order at Beamish as its busy team of designers prepare costumes for the outdoor museum's new venture.

A block of four Airey houses from Kibblesworth in Gateshead

Gateshead homes become slice of social history

Post-war homes for North East families will provide a trip down memory for thousands as they become a slice of social history

Hundreds of North East families enjoy Bonfire Night

Fireworks displays were held across the region last night with hundreds of North East families turning out to enjoy Bonfire Night

The Walter Wilson store in Amble in the late 19th Century

Architect wins award for restoration of historic Walter Wilson store in Amble

A project which has restored the historic Walter Wilson shop in Amble to its 19th Century heyday has won an award

Claudia Burkill with her family L-R Zachery, Abigail, Esme, Claudia, David

Girl inspires donations of £100,000 to help brain tumour research

A brave little girl's battle with a brain tumour has helped to raise £100,000 in just 13 days

Bobby Nesbitt, 4, who has been going to Beamish regularly since he was a baby

Beamish Museum fan aged four clocks up almost 500 visits

Bobby Nesbit, 4, from Teams has visited Beamish Museum twice a week since he was two-years-old

Stacie Stewart at Beamish Museum

TV cook Stacie Stewart opens Beamish Museum's new bakery

The TV cook from Sunderland was guest of honour at the opening of Beamish Museum’s new bakery where she was taught the secret behind the stotty

The road from from Auchonvillers to Beaumont Hamel clogged with transports and heavy artillery, in the closing stages of the Somme campaign

Grants for North East First World War projects

Projects to help young people in the North East understand and mark the centenary of the First World War have been given cash backing

Beamish engagement officer Michelle Ball with Ellen, a resident at Appletree Grange in Birtley

North East museums nostalgia sessions help dementia sufferers

Projects being run by Tyne and Wear Archives & Museums are leading the way in helping dementia sufferers researchers have revealed

Neville Anderson with Heavy Horse Lion at Beamish Museum

Beamish Museum starts month long celebrations

Beamish Museum in County Durham starts its Festival of Agriculture this weekend to mark the agricultural heritage of the North East of England

David Kidd and Jane Woolley, great niece of John Buddle, with a replica of his Steam Elephant locomotive

Great-niece of Steam Elephant builder marks anniversary

The 200th anniversary of the Steam Elephant locomotive has been marked by it's builder's great-niece visiting its replica at Beamish


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