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Address: 14 Bailiffgate, Alnwick NE66 1LX, England
Phone Number:
+44 1665 605847
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10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery is an award-winning people’s Museum run by...

Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery is an award-winning people’s Museum run by volunteers, where fascinating stories of the past are told about the town and district of Alnwick. Recently receiving a £300,000 update, the Museum is housed in what was previously a church close to Alnwick Castle. It has been recognised as one of the 25 best places in the country for early years children to visit. Great for families there is lots to enjoy for adults too, detailing the stunning county and characters of Northumberland. Bailiffgate is an independent Museum and depends on the modest admission charges that it charges for adults, plus any donations and grants we might receive. Children under 16 are admitted free with a voucher downloadable from the museum website.

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As the castle was closed we headed off to the Bailiffgate Museum. The main floor was filled with local history and information. However this is a place that is geared up more for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As the castle was closed we headed off to the Bailiffgate Museum. The main floor was filled with local history and information. However this is a place that is geared up more for families with young children. There is hands on stands all around and dressing up areas to stop little ones getting bored. For families it's great for couples... More 

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bailiffgate museum is well worth a visit if you wish to explore the history and heritage of Alnwick town and its local environment. We saw a splendid exhibition of the history of Alnwick with an excellent collection of artefacts and photographs. We also enjoyed an exhibition relating to the First World War and its impact on Alnwick and its... More 

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Alnwick for weekend and of course castle was closed and weather was dreadful , came across this museum which was interesting , well laid out and informative , there is even a surprise to keep children keen.

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Thank Joy A
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have traveled to Alnwick for a short stay although on the day we planed to go to Alnwick castle it was pouring with rain plus Alnwick castle is closed at the moment so we drove around and found bailiffgate museum and as we have children aged 8 10 and 12 so we were all eager to go so we... More 

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

I visited this small museum in early February 2017. Very interesting content. Good portrayal of local history. Well displayed. Attentive staff. Lovely historic building. Reasonably priced.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Interesting little museum, take the time to read the information boards. We learned so much from the visit. The volunteer on duty was a lovely lady who was very knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We visited Alnwick during the January off season and it was lovely and relaxing. The volunteer lady on the door was very helpful and explained the tour and various rooms. The exhibits are interesting, giving a great insight to Alnwick in days gone by from medieval to WW1, the coal mines and local celebrities! Lovely experience to visit and to... More 

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sheffield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Friendly staff, reasonable admittance (£4 adults) for current exhibition, Alnwick during the 1WWW.Don't be put off by the title, what Alnwick went through all towns in the UK also did. There are also exhibits telling the history of the Northumberland region with some interactive stuff for children.

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Leeds
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We visited Bailiffgate on a very cold damp Sunday. It was a welcome respite from the weather. The lady on the door explained the tour and various rooms. She was really friendly and even offered to make us a cup of tea to warm us up! The exhibits are interesting, giving a great insight to Alnwick in days gone by.... More 

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Kingston-upon-hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

A beautiful little museum, very informative and a must for every visitor to the region who wants to know more about Alnwick and its history. Really enjoyed our visit!

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