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Beamish Open Air Museum is set in over 300 acres of beautiful countryside and vividly recreates life in the North of England in the early 1800s and 1900s. Winner of both the British Museum of the Year and European Museum of the Year Awards, it demonstrates the recent history of the region in a "living" way and provides entertainment and education for visitors of all ages and interests. Beamish also has a substantial archive of local material held in its Resource Centre, and has provided the project with a range of material from songs by local pit poet Tommy Armstrong to rare tune books from the 1800s. FARNE has also been lucky enough to have the help of John Gall, a leading figure of the museum, who has been involved with directing the project since the beginning.

Contact details:

BEAMISH, The North of England Open Air Museum
Beamish,
County Durham DH9 0RG

Visitor Enquiries and Main Switchboard
Tel. 0191 370 4000 Fax. 0191 370 4001
email: museum@beamish.org.uk www.beamish.org.uk








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