Decided to take my family there yesterday for a little Bank Holiday jaunt and I think I should have turned round at the admission gate. Why? Â£16.50 for adults, Â£10.00 for kids - that is just pure bloody extortion isn't it? The museum claims to be dedicated to the people of the North East and they're working lives. When I went round the mock pit village I thought of all the old miners of the pre WW1 period who would never have been able to afford such days out if available back then. For them it would have been a miners welfare rail excursion to Redcar, if they were lucky - ironic I thought!! If anyone from Beamish reads this please come on and justify these rip off prices. ARRSERS - Where were you on Bank Holiday and did you get stung as well?