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Beamish Open Air Museum

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Stanley, United Kingdom

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The two original farm workers cottages are across the road from the Home Farm. These would originally have been tied cottages housing farm workers and their families. As part of the 1940s farm,...

The farm is surrounded by stone farm buildings. Animals are typical of those of the period. The stable block is attached to the farm house and had spaces for three shire horses. Tack hangs from the...

The Home Farm dates back to the C18th, when it was part of the estate of Beamish Hall. In the C19th it was rebuilt as a model farm incorporating a horse mill and a steam-powered threshing mill. The...

St Helen’s Church is typical of many country churches found throughout the North East. It has been moved to the museum from Eston, on the edge of Middlesborough. In the C19th this was a thriving...

For centuries the border between England and Scotland was known as the ’Debatable Lands". As well as bloody battles between the English and the Scots, this was a lawless area with...

The new house is a very attractive stone building. The heart of the house is the large working kitchen with a cast iron range and a brick bread oven in the thickness of the wall. Copper utensils...

This is one of the original buildings at the museum and was still lived in when the museum acquired the site. Occupying a hilltop site, it is now at the centre of the 1820s landscape.

It shows how...

At the end of the street are the Bank and the Masonic Hall.

The Bank is an imposing brick building with a red granite facade designed to give an air of stability and confidence to its customers....

Every small village had a pub and towns would have had several.The larger the town, the more pubs there were. The Sun Inn was originally a one up and down cottage, which was converted into a pub It...

Next to the Co-op building is the garage. Few people could afford to own a car and the showroom also has examples of bicycles and motor cycles. At the rear is the repair workshop.

A small parade of...