Look inside: Picture special as Beamish Museum reveals new 1950s exhibition

Beamish Museum has launched the first building in its much-anticipated 1950s Town project; a multi-million pound development to transform the museum.

Tuesday, 18th June 2019, 17:38 pm
The new 1950s Leasingthorne Colliery Welfare Hall and Community Centre at Beamish Museum

We went along to take a look inside as the first building was revealed – flick through our pictures to see what you recognise from yesteryear. It’s time for a trip down memory lane.

Shall we dance? Rock and Roll with Ken Weir and Elizabeth Helen McGlynn.
Toasting the 1950s at Beamish Museum.
Director of Beamish Richard Evans.

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Construction Manager Paul Bennett
Lisa Powell of the amateur dramatics at Beamish Museum.
The new 1950s Leasingthorne Colliery Welfare Hall and Community Centre at Beamish Museum.
The museum revealed its new 1950s display today.
Director of Beamish Richard Evans and costume staff.
Costume fittings with Amy Turner and Kirsty Parkes.
Stepping back in time.
In the NHS clinic with nurse Emma Sayer and Cassie Robson.
An original image of the first opening.
The new 1950s Leasingthorne Colliery Welfare Hall and Community Centre at Beamish Museum.
An original image of the first opening.
A closer look at the exhibition at Beamish Museum.
The open air museum has launched the first building in its much-anticipated 1950s town.
A view of the building's outside.
Remaking Beamish will see the popular County Durham museum welcome a 1950s town.
Director of Beamish Richard Evans and The National Lottery Heritage Fund's Ivor Crowther.