Beamish Open Air Museum

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August, 2018

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This is one of the original buildings at the museum and was still lived in when the museum acquired the site. Occupying a hilltop site, it is now at the centre of the 1820s landscape.

It shows how buildings have evolved over the centuries. The original pele house dates back to the 1400s and would have had a medieval manor house attached to it. This was rebuilt as a more comfortable ‘new house’ in the late C18th and was probably the home of the farm manager. It was let to a series of tenant farmers until 1990 when it became part of the museum. It has been restored to what it might have been like in the 1820s when it was the home of a well to do tenant farmer. In front of the new house is the garden, composing of flower and herb garden, vegetable garden and orchard. It is surrounded by farm buildings, including barns and a pig stye.

I took so many pictures, I’ve written separate reviews for the ‘new house’ and the attached Pele

This is one of a series of “reviews”: I have written about Beamish

A full account with all my pictures can be read “here.”:


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