Beamish Museum: Burnt out Stagecoach
There is a burnt out Victorian Stagecoach on the Beamish Museum site. It languishes burnt and abandoned in a pond, to symbolise the conflict that arose in the 1820s between horse power and the emerging steam engine technologies. It's not an original, but a replica that was built especially for the museum, although it's not clear if they deliberately burnt it to put in the pond, or if that was an accident and they chose to keep it. The pond is in the Georgian landscape, on the other side of the road that runs along the south side of St Helen’s Church (the church actually being newer than the installation).
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