Beamish – Living Museum of the North – [Link]
Historical textures of the everyday.
I first wrote about Beamish in my book with Chris Tilley – ReConstructing Archaeology (1987) [Link] Focusing on the narrative that frames the museum, I hated the clichéed, static, and ideological experience it presented of the north-east of England.
There is actually little narrative. For better or worse. What now impresses me is the wealth of incidental quotidian texture.