Places to Visit



Want to transport yourself back through time and explore everyday life in the Victorian and Edwardian eras?

At Beamish you can do exactly that. A firm favourite for families, this world-famous open-air museum will take you to the 1820s, 1910s and 1940s at the pinnacle of industrialisation through translocated, original and replica buildings. The workers, in character, bring Beamish alive as you wander through traditional North East streets or take the tramways to its historic market town, visiting the bank, bakery and sweetshop, as well as its famous colliery. 

Distance from Port of Tyne: 30 mins by road / 17 miles / 28km