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Beamish Pit Village 6/7

Beamish - The Living Museum Of The North - Part 3

The school building at Beamish came from East Stanley, a couple of miles from the museum, and was originally opened in 1892. The school was presented to Beamish by Durham County Council and opened there in 1992. As you can see there was a party of schoolchildren there during our visit and when they got into the building there was the opportunity for them to receive a proper Victorian style lesson from the suitable dressed museum staff.

Beamish Pit Village 6/7

Beamish - The Living Museum Of The North - Part 3

The school building at Beamish came from East Stanley, a couple of miles from the museum, and was originally opened in 1892. The school was presented to Beamish by Durham County Council and opened there in 1992. As you can see there was a party of schoolchildren there during our visit and when they got into the building there was the opportunity for them to receive a proper Victorian style lesson from the suitable dressed museum staff.

comments (6)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Mar 2017, 00:44
What a superb reconstruction!
Brian Walbey: All the buildings at Beamish look as though they've always been there.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Mar 2017, 07:13
Very exciting for the kids to see how it was all done in the old days
Brian Walbey: Indeed Chris, and the 'teachers' were all dressed up in period clothing ready to give the children an old fashined lesson.
The school is quite large
Brian Walbey: For a village it is although back in those days all the children in a village went to the one school for their whole school life and left when they were 14. My parents were born in 1908 and 1909 and they only went to the one school in the village where they grew up and both left at 14. Each of our grandchildren will go to three schools between starting at 4+ and leaving at 18.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 18 Mar 2017, 16:59
I bet they got quite a good eductaion
Brian Walbey: My parents to a small village school like this and certainly had a very good education as far as I could tell.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Mar 2017, 19:26
What a nice experience for the schoolchildren to receive a Victorian style lesson. Were girls and boys separated?
Brian Walbey: I don't know about the separation Philine. My parents, who were born in 1908 and 1909 went to a school like this in the village where they lived which saw them right through from Infants to leaving at 14.
this is a wonderful image of the old school Brian and there is nothing better than to see a group of children entering the building....petersmile
Brian Walbey: I quite agree Peter, I believe the staff in the school give the children lessons as they would have been in Victorian times.

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