A 1950s cinema is amongst new attractions at Beamish Museum.

Open to visitors from July 6 is a new town, showcasing a replica of Sunderland’s Grand cinema, a toy shop named after Romer Parrish in Middlesbrough, and an electrical and record shop.

The project’s completion marked the biggest capital development in the County Durham museum's history, following on from the recent opening of the Georgian-themed areas.

The exhibits are part of the Remaking Beamish project, supported by an £11.8million grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Beamish’s chief executive, Rhiannon Hiles, said: "We’ve had an absolutely fantastic time celebrating the opening of our 1950s cinema, shops and STEM learning space, a huge thank you to everyone who came along to make today so special."

North East mayor Kim McGuinness said: "Beamish is a huge asset to our region...

"The opening of the wonderful 1950s Town demonstrates the growing strength of our tourism offer."