Wednesday, November 2

Beamish Museum - County Durham





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    1. The only problem with our visit was that it was really crowded due to school holidays, Summer

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  2. I would very much like that glasshouse, please!

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    1. I'll pass on your request the next time we visit the museum, Sue.

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    1. I think you may miss your home comforts, Deborah.

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  4. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Beamish, it is an open their living museum. They have recreated several locations. There is a farm area which dates back to the 1940s and the Second World War, there is a pit village that dates back to the 1900s, and there is a town which also dates back to the 1900s. All the buildings have been recreated from actual existing buildings. The museum stuff dress in period costume and there are old fashion vehicles which you can use to travel around the site.

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  5. I have a really freaky question for you, Sue G. See photo #2? See the gold cloth on the table? The legs are bare while the seats are covered with the drape. Wouldn't it make more sense for the seat to have the short part and the legs of the table the long part? That would be more comfortable and you would not get so tangled up. However, I'm here in the US, not in the UK, is it done differently there?

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    1. The second photo was taken in one of the replica houses in the pit village, Jane. It was set as if in the 1900s. This would have been the best room that was used only for special occasions. When the table was used it would have been cleared and the cloth removed. The gold coloured cloth would be just for decorative purposes. Modern houses in the UK look nothing like this.

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  6. That looks fantastic, Sue. I love the little back yard with the greenhouse

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    1. They are going to recreate a 1950s street, Margaret which is a bit too close for comfort.

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  7. Sue at first I've thought it was a diminished replica of an old town but reading your explanations I see it's a real old town of 1900th. Thanks for sharing, I'd love to visit it with you too!

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    1. They are real buildings that have been dismantled wnd rebuilt on the site, Nadezda.

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  8. It must be a fascinating place.

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  9. Hello again, Sue, gosh this is a blast from the past! Great to see again, our very first visit was pre children and in the early days of this museum being open. We returned a couple of times after. It is an absolutely fascinating place to walk around and I would definitely return again if down that way. It’s great that they keep adding to it :-) As Scottish schools are off on hols earlier, it was school group visits we would encounter on our visits. I wonder if you did any there?

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    1. No we didn't do any school visits there, Shirley . It was our first time. We will be going back again though because the ticket that you buy is valid for 12 months.

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  10. Really lovely, somewhere I keep meaning to visit but haven't got there yet. Even though Beamish allow dogs on site, taking a four-paws does restrict where we can go, and obviously we can't leave her at home (and she hates being left alone in the car).

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    1. They do restrict access to dogs, Jayne but it tends to be only inside the buildings. You could always do a sort of a swap so one of you goes inside the buildings whilst the other one has a little wander around with Daisy and vice versa

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  11. Just the kind of trip I enjoy - one that's loaded with history.

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    1. It is indeed, Margaret but it is a little disconcerting when there are things considered as history that you actually remember.

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    1. Glad that you liked it, Mr Pickles.

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  13. Looks an interesting place to visit

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  14. It is, Annie and we didn't manage to see everything. What's more they have plans for lots of new things to be built.

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  15. To think that you were there during the day and I was there later on in the evening! A fantastic place with so much living history. I love the Catherine Cookson dramas and recognising parts of the Beamish with the filming.

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    1. It's amazing isn't it - ships that cross in the night. I don't suppose that you saw the steam elephant as I think it was the one used in Victoria.

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