A new board game featuring one of County Durham’s most popular tourist attractions has been launched.

Fans of Beamish Museum may still be unable to visit the much-loved attraction, but they can still take a trip around some of its most famous spots through its newly launched Monopoly game while snapping up some of its iconic exhibits. 

The family board game has been redesigned for the museum to include some of its best-known attractions.

It is on sale online, in a new shop launched to help the museum while the gates remain closed.

According to its listing, players can buy, sell and trade exhibits, including Beamish Board School, Davy's Fried Fish and Chip Shop, Annfield Plain Co-operative and Jubilee Confectioners.

Beamish Museum previously featured in the County Durham version of the board game alongside the likes of Durham Castle and Cathedral and Chester-le-Street's Riverside cricket ground.

In a post on Facebook, the museum said: “Make your way around the board, collecting some of the museum’s most iconic attractions, including Pockerley Old Hall, The Sun Inn, The 1940s Farm and Beamish Board School.

“Pick up an Unlimited Pass or Fairground Token and follow the instructions, will you advance to Joseph Herron’s Bakery, take a trip to the Entrance Tram Stop, or will you be forced to go back three spaces after crashing your penny-farthing?"

The online shop also features print shop creations, chemist’s cold creams and products inspired by exhibits, many of which have been made at the museum or by local suppliers.

Beamish announced this week that it plans to reopen on July 23, with new health and hygiene measures in place.

The open air museum has been closed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Entry will be by pre-booked time slots.