Beamish Open Air Museum

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Date of travel

August, 2018

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The farm is surrounded by stone farm buildings. Animals are typical of those of the period. The stable block is attached to the farm house and had spaces for three shire horses. Tack hangs from the walls. Outside is a water trough used by the horses.

The rest of the farm buildings are arranged round a courtyard. There is a long open barn used for storing carts and equipment. There are large stone barns to house the cows. Another building houses the calves as well as the milking parlour.

The horse gin was no longer used by the 1940s, having been replaced by a stationary steam engine for threshing. Near by is a hay barn.

There are small pig styes near the farm house as well as larger ones in the far corner of the yard, which have a storage area above. Pigs were an important source of meat as well as feeding on kitchen scraps.

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

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