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Beamish Museum seeks builders to 'make history'

Construction team at Beamish Image copyright Beamish Museum
Image caption The building project will take place over the next three to four years

A museum in County Durham is seeking construction workers "to help make history".

Beamish Museum is undergoing an £18m expansion project, which includes a 1950s town and farm, and expansion of the Georgian-themed landscape, with a coaching inn for overnight visitors.

It will create up to 100 jobs, the museum said.

Bricklayers, stonemasons, joiners, electricians and plumbers, are being asked to get in touch.

Image copyright Beamish Museum
Image caption The new 1950s town will replicate social housing of the time

Michelle Lagar, from Beamish, said: "Our in-house buildings team has extensive experience in creating both historical and modern buildings but, to deliver a project of this size, we need to grow our construction capacity.

"We'd like to hear from people who have an eye for quality and attention to detail and are available for short and long term contracts."

The museum will remain open throughout the building programme, which is expected to take three to four years' and once complete attract an additional 100,000 tourists to the region.

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