All collieries required a Lamp Cabin
building in order to maintain and distribute safety lamps to the men working underground, and without one the Beamish Colliery Village is noticeably incomplete.
The lamp cabin
exhibition will delve into the development of these important safety tools as well as interpreting the social and industrial heritage of mining.
Architects are working on the final drawings for a pounds 6m visitor centre, and plans are also being drawn up for a lamp cabin
at the Colliery Village to display the museum's collection.
BEAMISH Open Air Museum in County Durham will continue to illuminate the region's mining heritage with the construction of a Lamp Cabin
Beamish Museum, in County Durham, has confirmed Purcell Miller Tritton has been picked to create an authentic 1913 lamp cabin
The lamp cabin
project will allow visitors to see artefacts from our extensive mining collections, which are now in store.
Tenders are invited for Repairing/Renovation Of Old Lamp Cabin
(Kandra) Into Community Center Under Csr Scheme.
At the drift mine and lamp cabin
, the story of the Bevin Boys will be told.
Visitors to Beamish can follow the Culture Shock trail, to the Chapel, Lamp Cabin
, one of the pit cottages, the Upper Bank Room and the Culture Shock Marquee.
6 The Colliery Lamp Cabin
, the newest exhibit, shows what it was like at the start of a shift in the mines when pitmen collected their lamps.
Also shortlisted in the tourism category are the replica colliery lamp cabin
, at Beamish Museum and the Waves Leisure Centre in Whitley Bay.
Project leader Chris Scott said: "We're aiming to recreate a 1913 miners' lamp cabin
as part of our colliery exhibit, and are using both original artefacts and new items which have been manufactured to be as close to the originals as possible.