Tram Driving at Beamish Museum

What’s the most fun you can have on a Saturday evening? Oh, only driving Trams around an empty Beamish Museum.

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Beamish Christmas Nights 2016

Beamish Christmas Nights 2016

Every year Beamish Museum plays host to a series of weekend night time events to showcase traditional a Victorian Christmas as well as heaps of festive spirit.

If there’s one thing I am proud of, it’s being a Beamish lass. Born and raised – in the village that is, not the museum, the whole place has a very special place in my heart as well as my Mam’s who also grew up in Beamish. And that’s proper Beamish, not High Handenhold or No Place – If you’re local, you’ll get me!

With the event selling out months in advance, I thought I’d show you what I got up to when I visited.

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Sweets & Treats at Beamish Museum

Sweets & Treats at Beamish Museum

Back in May, I was very kindly given an experience day for Beamish Museum as a birthday treat. I was over the moon as Beamish forms a very important part of my childhood and past, having lived next door to the museum for most of my formative years.

My junior school was the closest to the museum so we often went for day trips and to take part in activities. I can remember being dressed up in period clothing making toast in the mining cottages and learning how to do a proggy mat before being a counter server in the Co-op!

It’s not just me who has a special affinity with the museum though, my Mam used to play with the previous owners of Pockerley Manor back when she was a child living in Beamish and my Grandad even put the central heating in to the manor when it was a working farm house which is when they realised the outside dimensions didn’t match the inside and a hidden room was found!

Paul’s not been left out too, when he was younger he was part of Blyth Brass Band and has played on the band stand in the town park.

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