Beamish is, it's an open air 'living' museum in the North East, it was about an hour and a half drive from Carlisle. There are different parts to wander round from different eras.
The collections are the actual buildings, it is like visiting a super pretty, cute little village where you get to go in all the houses and snoop round!
There were loads of animals around too, so the farm had pigs, chickens, horses etc. There were cats allegedly living in some of the houses, but I didn't see them.
I found all the costumed people so exciting! Imagine if that was your job, I wouldn't want to go back to my real life at the end of the day! We saw a farm boy wandering past eating an ice cream! Dream job!
All the buildings and their content look so authentic, but I couldn't figure out how the whole place must be original to the site, and have everything so perfectly near each other. I think it is amazing that they 'collect' buildings, so much hard work has gone into making this place amazing. We spent hours there wandering, exploring, visiting each building.... Absolutely brilliant place for a day out!