Beamish is celebrating a £10.9million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Remaking Beamish project.
The funding is a major milestone in Beamish’s history and it will help the museum create a range of new ways for people to experience the heritage of the North East. It is the largest single investment ever seen at Beamish.
The centrepiece will be a reconstructed 1950s Town – meaning that alongside existing attractions depicting life in the early 19th and 20th centuries, the museum will once again include a period within living memory. Visitors will also be able to stay overnight in a recreation of a Great North Road coaching inn.
The decision by the Heritage Lottery Fund means that work on the £18million scheme will now begin this winter. The project will add to the existing attractions at Beamish and will take around four years to be completed.
By 2021, they plan to attract 100,000 more visitors to the region annually and create 95 permanent jobs and 50 apprenticeships.
There is also a classic car showcase each year with hundreds of vehicles being displayed by various clubs and organisations, which can be seen here.
This truly is a wonderful experience for anyone ……
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