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Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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An unexpected surprise.

Spent a week in Alnwick in October. Did a lot of visiting local places and landmarks. Then we... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Michael P
A hidden gem in Alnwick!

A wonderful little museum in Alnwick - well worth a visit. Fascinating history from the beginning... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery is an award-winning people’s Museum suitable for all ages and run by volunteers, where fascinating stories of the past are told about the town and district of Alnwick. Displays are on 3 floors, with the uppermost floor...more
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14 Bailiffgate, Alnwick NE66 1LX, England
+44 1665 605847
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Spent a week in Alnwick in October. Did a lot of visiting local places and landmarks. Then we discovered this gem. A great place to visit and very interesting on a number of levels. History, Art, Local, displays and a great book/gift shop. Friendly and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful little museum in Alnwick - well worth a visit. Fascinating history from the beginning to present day Northumberland. Also, some very interesting displays and information boards on the people who have shaped Alnwick to become what it is today. Very friendly and knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful little museum and interesting exhibition. Great contrast. Friendly staff. Parking on street outside. Close to town centre.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sue570P
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

We are a group of 4 “young at heart” couples who have been coming upto Northumberland for a break after the New Year. We have often visited Alnwick but never been to the museum before. What an interesting and well organised place. We were welcomed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Devenar69
Dudley G, Webmaster at Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thasks for your comments Raneved. Given that our museum is entirely volunteer run, it is a big motivator for everyone to hear that the effort is appreciated

Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

It's always great to find a museum that combines historical events with daily life as people have lived it through the ages, This is one of the best I've seen,especially as the exhibits have come from volunteers. Well worth a visit whether you live nearby...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 21 November 2018

My wife and ! spent a productive morning exploring the museum with one of the volunteers. We were in Alnwick to research relatives who once lived and worked in the town. The staff were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We went away with some useful information...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Great museum focusing on the social history of the area which I found really interesting, two lovely ladies on the entrance were a joy and you could tell they were really passionate about the museum and the work they do.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

This Museum is well worth a visit and great value for money. It is in a good location, very close to the Castle. The artefacts are very interesting and provide clear factual information about the history of the North East. I enjoyed the WI Exhibition....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Came to the museum with teens and a toddler and all of us enjoyed it. There was plenty to read for us adults but also it was presented in an interesting way for the teens. The toddler loved getting hands on with the bits designed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Dudley G, Webmaster at Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Susan H Thanks for your positive comments. Yes, we were just setting up a new major exhibition (on 100 years of the WI), so as one of the three levels was closed off, we offered entry at half price. Everything is all accessible again now....More

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Good historical section, but especially loved the quilting textiles upstairs. You can use your Arriva bus ticket to gain a discount on the entrance fee. Excellent value. Allow about an hour for visit

Date of experience: October 2018
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3 August 2016|
Response from JoEastMidlands | Reviewed this property |
Hello - we are dog friendly and am happy for people to bring their dogs into the museum as long as they are well behaved, toilet trained and on a lead.