County Durham: 5 of the best museums ranked on Tripadvisor

If you’re planning a weekend getaway to the 1950s or want to learn all you need to know about trains and the railways, you’ve come to the right place.

Here is a selection of local museums to visit in the area according to their Tripadvisor ratings – each rating has a minimum of 4.0.

Some of the best museums in County Durham

Beamish Museum

Location: Beamish Museum, County Durham, DH9 0RG

Rating: 4.5/5

A recent visitor said: “I went there yesterday and took advantage of the opportunity to pay once and enjoy unlimited visits for 12 months.”

“There is so much to see and some developments to look forward to. Like the 1950’s area for example.” I had the chance to speak to some of the staff (from the live stock team) who took the time out on their lunch breaks to talk to visitors like us. What a difference great people can make to an organization like Beamish.

“If you haven’t visited Beamish yet or have visited recently, then we definitely encourage you to visit sometime this year.”

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The Bowes Museum

Location: Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL12 8NP

Rating: 4.5/5

This person wrote: “I have visited the Bowes Museum many times over the years. The silver swan is a must see. As have the Bowes family collections they have accumulated over the years. It is fascinating.”

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Oriental Museum

Location: Elvet Hill Road, South Road, Durham, DH1 3TH

Rating: 4.5/5

One satisfied customer wrote: “Although I have lived and worked in County Durham all my life, this is my first time visiting the museum. I really enjoyed the visit, the helpful staff and the informative fact sheets about the exhibitions. Free entry and parking. Very reasonably priced gift shop.”

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Location: Dale Road Industrial Estate, Shildon, DL4 2RE

Rating: 4.5/5

This person left a review and said: “A very good exhibition of locomotives and trucks with interesting displays and films on various aspects of railroad history. Busy – seating halfway – and a good cafe.”

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The Northern Echo: Explore and learn about a variety of engines and trucks at the Locomotion Museum in County DurhamThere is a wide variety of engines and trucks to discover and learn about at the Locomotion Museum in County Durham (Image: Canva)

National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool

Location: Jackson Dock, Maritime Ave, Hartlepool, TS24 0XZ

Rating: 4.5/5

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One visitor wrote: “We called the Royal Navy Museum to view HMS Trincomalee.

“While we were there we loved the shops and the 18th century wharf.

“We had lunch in the tea room which overlooks the harbour. The Diving Deep Exhibition is also great.” County Durham: 5 of the best museums ranked on Tripadvisor

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