Beamish - The Living Museum of the North

DH9 0RG 0191 370 4026
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Beamish was the vision of Dr Frank Atkinson, the Museum’s founder and first director.

Frank had visited Scandinavian folk museums in the early 1950s and was inspired to create an open air museum for the North East. He realised the dramatically-changing region was losing its industrial heritage. Coal mining, ship building and iron and steel manufacturing were disappearing, along with the communities that served them.

Frank wanted the new museum to “illustrate vividly” the way of life of “ordinary people” and bring the region’s history alive.
Beamish remains true to his principles today and brings history to life for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.


Contact Person Simon Woolley - Head of Learning
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Beamish Museum
Regional Resource Centre
Beamish
County Durham
DH9 0RG

Post Code DH9 0RG
Phone Number 0191 370 4026
Email simonwoolley@beamish.org.uk
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Country United Kingdom
State/Province County Durham
distance: 558 Miles
Address DH9 0RG
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