Tuesday, 10 February 2015
What's new at Beamish 1 - wartime farm
North of England Open Air Museum at Beamish in Co Durham is one of the best places to visit in the North East. This is not a museum that keeps everything in display cabinets behind glass. Instead, it aims to be real life. It contains a town set in 1913 and a manor house and farm set in the Regency period. There is a pit village (again set in 1913), an early steam railway and workshop and a tram system. I have been to Beamish many times but since my last visit, new facilities have been created.
In this post, I have included photos of the wartime farm. Previously, the farm was set up as an Edwardian establishment but last year it was revamped to show farm life in the Second World War. The cafe next to it has been given the feel of a wartime British Restaurant (or kitchen). I recommend the allotment soup, made from vegetables grown on site.