I have wanted to visit this museum for a long time so I was really looking forward a day there. To me, these kind of museum are the closest thing to going back in time. Especially when the staff are dressed in period costume, it really brings the buildings to life.
One of the first things we did was go down the coal mine. This gave a real insight to the hard labour and long days that ordinary people faced.
The whole museum is connected by trams and vintage buses which are a great way to travel around!
One of my favourite shops to visit was the Co-operative which is split into a Grocers, Hardware and Drapers. Running through the whole shop is an original Lansom tube cash system which is used to take the money to a cashier. I find it fascinating to see what brands and products still exist now and which don't. Even some of the packaging is exactly the same!
Obviously I loved the 1940s bit, the farmhouse was so lovely.
I wore my Collectif Princess coat which is one of my favourite pieces of clothing. I love it so much! My dress is also reproduction and made by a local company called Okie Mo who make beautiful items. I am going to review this dress in another upcoming post.
My birthday at Beamish was perfect. I would definitely recommend a visit, I was there all day and still didnt' see everything!