Last Tuesday, I went to Beamish for a day out with my family. We got there just after 10am and it was so busy with people purchasing their tickets and entering the museum, as the summer sun had arrived for the first time in the North East. As soon as we purchased our tickets and entered the museum we decided to ride the tram into the town knowing that would be one of the busiest places of the day so we had to go there first. When we arrived we looked around all the houses and shops, taking in the lifestyle of those who used to live this way in them days. My favourite shop has to be the sweet shop and it always seems to have the longest queue, as people are eager to purchase a variety of their favourite traditional treats. We of course went into the sweet shop and I decided to get some raspberry bon bon’s. The town also includes many other historic shops such as a bakery, print shop and pharmacist in which you get the opportunity to visit.
After we had been to the town we then visited the farm to check out the farmhouse and cottages. We met the world’s biggest pig which was laid in it’s pen soaking up the sun and smelt the fire burning in the cosy farmhouse. After we had explored all there is to see at the farm we took a trip down the village, visiting the school and church and taking a trip down the mines to experience the life of a miner. It was great fun!
Outfit of the day: Playsuit: H&M, Crochet Cardigan:Primark, Sandals: H&M and Sunglasses: Topshop
Unfortunately we didn’t get the chance to visit everything that there is to see at Beamish, however I am sure I will be visiting there very shortly around Christmas time!
If you are looking for a family day out I would definitely recommend taking a trip to the historic world of Beamish. They also offer a annual pass in which you can visit the museum as many times as you like in a year, which is definitely worth purchasing and such a low and great value price!
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