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Beamish Museum  Beamish, the Living Museum of the North. This is our little slice of authentic vintage on Instagram!

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On Monday our Buildings Team said goodbye to the site of Spain's Field Farm in Weardale. It has taken around 4 years for the farm to be deconstructed and moved to the museum, ready to be rebuilt as part of the 1950s developments.

Paul, Cassie, Shannon and Paul (and Reg the dog) met up with Alan Jopling and Brian Raine for a final farewell. Alan's family kindly donated the building to Beamish and Brian's family lived in the farm - he was the last person to be born there!

Keep an eye out for a video about Spain's Field Farm soon. #building #heritage #preservation #weardale #farm #deconstruction #durham #museum #brickbybrick

Alan's been busy putting the posters up for today's musical performances! Enjoy Bede Circuit Choir, 11am - 2pm in the Pit Village Chapel and Compass & Tyneside Acapella from 1.30pm in the Masonic Hall. #Saturday #Music #LiveMusic #Choir #acapella #poster #edwardian #dayout

Here's an unusual Beamish view for your #SaturdayMorning from on top of the Colliery Winding Engine! What's your favourite view at Beamish? #view #viewfromthetop #landscape #skyline #sky #instaview #industry #favouriteplace #railways #colliery #clouds #durham #northeast

For Bradley... 💙 #CancerHasNoColours

The sun is out and it's all smiles for the final day of our Festival of 50s! Who's joining us? #1950s #sunday #sun #sunglasses #retro #costume #festival #durham #deckchair #summer

Full house for our 50s cinema screening. Tonight's film is the 1953 classic, The Titfield Thunderbolt. Did you join us?

We ❤ this lineup at our Festival of 50s! Think you can do better? Sunday is the last chance to strut your stuff!

Our Festival of 50s Adelphi Film Ltd cinema evening is in full swing!
Tonight's audience are enjoying a special introduction by Kate Lees, Director of Adelphi Films, as well as the 1951 short film ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, finishing with 'Penny Points to Paradise' - the 1951 madcap comedy with Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers, three of The Goons!

Limited tickets are still available for tomorrow's cinema evening featuring the 1953 Ealing comedy, 'The Titfield Thunderbolt'; http://www.beamish.org.uk/events/cinema-evening-titfield-thunderbolt/ #festival #1950s #cinema #evening #film #adelphi #petersellers #fashion #comedy #titfieldthunderbolt #ealing

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Take it back to the 50s for #throwbackthursday with a trip to Beamish Museum this weekend! The Festival of 50s kicks off in style today with heaps of fun to be had for no extra cost - just general admission! Treat yourself to a vintage hair-do, Sing and dance at the 50s tea dance, take a look at the 1950s toy shop, try your hand at bowls and play dress-up with Wanda, the 50s caravan who will be stocked with all kinds of retro clothing. Find out more at www.beamish.org.uk #beamishmuseum #vintage #retro #daysofsummer #throwback #50s #style #familyfun

This morning we re-launched our wheelchair accessible bus into Venture Transport livery – being kindly re-sprayed by @gonortheast ! For the occasion it was joined by a 1963 Leyland Leopard and an Optare Solo in our 1900s Town – all in various forms of Venture livery.

Venture Transport was founded shortly after the First World War and was the largest independent bus operator in North East England. It operated services in the Derwent Valley between Consett and Newcastle upon Tyne with their distinctive yellow, maroon and cream livery becoming well known.
On 1st May 1970, it was sold to the Northern General Transport Company along with 86 buses – many of which maintained the livery for some time thereafter. Even though the Venture name disappeared for a while, recently Go North East has re-launched the name with a service around Consett and Stanley. #bus #venture #transport #heritage #leyland #optare #access #livery #durham #northeast #

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