From my park up at Durham Services I drove straight to Beamish Outdoor Museum, it's not far from Stanley, a few miles off the motorway at junction 63. It opens at 10am and I was early, so I got a pan of water warmed up and made some porridge. Snacks in the backpack and off I went. People had started arriving so I waited for the queue to die down , then went to the entrance. It looks like the steps down is the way to get in. Maybe it was at one time, but you have to walk to the side and follow the tarmac footpath.
To get around the site you can catch a tram or a vintage bus, or of course use your legs. There is a continuous loop around the whole site, which has spur paths off it to see the different areas. Easy to walk around the whole site. I had a lift on the double decker bus to start with, just to get a feel of the layout, then spent the rest of the day walking.
First building I walked into was the Dentist. The waiting room had No Smoking signs everywhere.
There were lots of small back to back cottages to explore.
This is the Town Centre. Let's have a look at the shops.
The Hardware Store. Stocks just about everything you need for the home.
Thanks for popping in. Have a great weekend. Toodle pip. ilona