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Beamish Revisited

About a month ago, Tim and I took advantage of our annual passes to Beamish we got in September when we were there with my mom. I finally got to see sections I hadn’t seen before, including the farm and I got to pet a lamb! (which was trumped a few weeks later by feeding a lamb, but that’s another story!) But one thing was missing…

The Westoe Netty! It used to sit right outside the train station area, and when Tim and I were there, you could walk up to the netty and we took photos of Tim pretending to use it and me looking confused.

Oddly enough, a photo website has photos of the Westoe Netty posted on the 23 of April, only two weeks after Tim and I were there, so I’m really confused!

I’m trying to track down information from Beamish if the Westoe Netty is still there or not. Maybe it was moved and we didn’t see it since we only went to the sections I hadn’t been to before…who knows?

If you have any information about the Westoe Netty at Beamish, please leave me a comment!

But first, here’s some photos Tim and I took while we were there:

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7 Comments so far

  1. Beamish Museum May 19th, 2010 15:48

    Hello Rebecca, looks like you had another great day out here!

    The Westoe Netty has been temporarily removed as people were using it (and not just pretending either!) so it’s been decided that it will be relocated elsewhere in the museum and plumbed in so it can actually be used as it was originally intended. Hope this helps!

  2. Rebecca May 19th, 2010 20:00

    Thanks so much for replying! That’s horrible! The first time my husband and I went, it was winter time, so there was hardly anyone around and I only saw the town section. The second time I visited, we took my mom and just happened to be there the same time as a farming event was going on and we really enjoyed that. I love that you get an annual pass for the price of a single admission (and I’ve plugged it in a previous post!) so we drove up for a day trip last month, and plan on coming back a few more times this Summer!

    If it’s going to be plumbed in, does that mean only men will be able to view it?

  3. Beamish Museum May 21st, 2010 14:42

    Hi again Rebecca! We’re not fully decided on the final usage or location of the Netty at this moment in time but once we know for definite it’ll be announced in due course.

    Thanks for all the plugs, we are very grateful for people promoting the museum on their blogs/websites so keep up the good work! 🙂 We do have plenty of events coming up in the next couple of months, the next is the Georgian Fair (3-6th June). So if you’re in the area be sure to call in!


  4. Rebecca May 21st, 2010 22:10

    I’ll have to check and see if Tim (my husband) has a day off that weekend since I haven’t yet mastered driving on the “opposite side”. You’re more than welcome for the plugs! Tim and I LOVE Beamish and wish we didn’t live three hours away or we’d be there all the time! I always recommend Beamish to my friends, especially those with kids as I think it will make a fantastic day out when we have kids, too.

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  6. Rebecca May 29th, 2010 10:50

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