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Trip back in time for Star readers

PUBLISHED: 23:00 16 April 2003 | UPDATED: 13:45 03 March 2010

FANCY stepping back in time 90 years into a northern industrial village?

Passengers who take a trip on our Evening Star Northumbrian train from Felixstowe in July will be able to visit the world-famous Beamish outdoor museum in County Durham.

FANCY stepping back in time 90 years into a northern industrial village?

Passengers who take a trip on our Evening Star Northumbrian train from Felixstowe in July will be able to visit the world-famous Beamish outdoor museum in County Durham.

The museum re-creates a town centre from 1913 complete with shops, a school, railway station, dentist's surgery, and many other attractions.

You reach the main street from the museum entrance by either an historic bus or tram.

There is also a 1913 farm with animals including cattle, pigs, poultry, ducks and geese and a colliery village with an old drift mine.

Going further back in time there's the rebuilt Pockerley Manor house, recreating life in 1825.

There is also on show the Pockerley 1825 Wagon Way with recreations of two of the earliest steam engines ever built – Locomotion and the Steam Elephant.

The museum has earned numerous awards – and is constantly evolving.

It's a short distance from Durham and coaches have been arranged to take visitors there. They should have more than four hours to explore Beamish before starting the journey home.

There's an extra charge of £10.75 adults and £8.75 children to cover the cost of the excursion and entry into the museum.

Passengers can instead get off at Durham to spend the afternoon exploring one of Britain's most historic cities – and one of the greatest cathedrals in the country.

The Evening Star Northumbrian is being run in association with East Anglian-based Nenta Traintours.

Exact timings will be published about two weeks before the trip on July 19, but provisional plans suggest the train will leave Felixstowe at about 7am and return at approximately 10.45pm.

It will also pick up passengers at Trimley, Derby Road, Westerfield, Ipswich, Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds.

Among the most popular tickets on the train are the Premier Class seats – which include all meals served at your seat: a full English breakfast, a light lunch (or packed lunch for those getting off at York) and a full evening dinner.

These cost £104.50 for adults and £89.50 for children – and are usually the first to sell-out on any railtour.

The train also has two seat-only options: standard class at £43.75 adults and £21.75 for children and first-class at £58.75 adults and £36.75 for children.

Tickets can be booked by phone on 01692 406152 between 9am and 9.30pm seven days a week.

They can also be booked by post from: Nenta Traintours, Railtour House, 10 Buxton Road, North Walsham, NR28 0ED or by e-mailing: enquiries@nentatraintours.co.uk


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