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Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery

14 Bailiffgate, Alnwick NE66 1LX, England
+44 1665 605847
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Alnwick Garden , check . Alnwick Castle , check . What will we do now ? Well give this little... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
James W
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Rowanburn
Lively little museum

I found this little old chapel quite stunning inside and out. Beautiful stain glass front windows... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
rachey6464
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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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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14 Bailiffgate, Alnwick NE66 1LX, England
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"local history"
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"harry potter exhibition"
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"old church"
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"coal mining"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"well worth a visit"
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"excellent exhibition"
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"friendly and welcoming staff"
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"great insight"
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"first world war"
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"couple of hours"
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"would highly recommend a visit"
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"children aged"
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Alnwick Garden , check . Alnwick Castle , check . What will we do now ? Well give this little museum a try . Go on ! Interesting exhibits, well laid out , helpful friendly staff and a cheap way to spend about two hours...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

I found this little old chapel quite stunning inside and out. Beautiful stain glass front windows and ceiling port holes. An old organ too. This museum is about the past and present life of Alnwick and it was a interesting read with lots to look...More

Thank rachey6464
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Dudley G, Webmaster at Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Thanks Rachey. Glad you enjoyed your visit. We always try to have something for everyone -adults and children.

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

I found the museum quite interesting albeit on the small side. My only issue is with the staff who run the toddler group. I have a lot of experience of groups for pre school children, and found this one to be quite unpleasant. Whilst the...More

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Dudley G, Webmaster at Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Dear Blubell_Skye Sorry to hear that your toddler did not enjoy our Museum Tots group. The volunteers who run it are highly experienced Nursery teachers and we have many parents and children who attend on a regular basis. There is not the scope in the...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We visited the museum today while in Alnwick. The exhibits were split over 3 floors and were very interesting, lots of interactive pieces. Reasonably priced and a lift was available which was a big help for my nan who is now in her 70s. Would...More

1  Thank Emma C
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Visited here on Saturday we were having a day out and I remembered seeing this museum on trip advisor so we decided to try it. We ended up spending an hour and a half couldn't believe how fast the time went. The lady on reception...More

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Dudley G, Webmaster at Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Whi22 Thanks for your compliments. The Toys exhibition is proving very popular. Sorry there were some preparation work going on which had left some loose boxes. To get the children coming back over the summer we are running several different events over the months-it's Lego...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

This is a good hands on place for children. As a pair of seniors, we didn't feel there was a great deal to see. Staff very nice though.More

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Dudley G, Webmaster Bailiffgate Museum at Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Allandot I hope that you saw and enjoyed all the old toys that you may have had as a child ! In our survey run through local care homes we had contributions to our "favourite toy" wallchart from residents born in the 1910's. From visitors...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

After you’ve been to the castle you should cross the road and visit this museum. It is £4 for adults and has 3 different areas to see. Alnwick and its history, coal mining in Northumberland and finally a look at the last 60 years including...More

Thank Graeme C
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Dudley G, Webmaster at Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you very much for your comments. The present exhibition on the history of Toys is really proving popular, so we hope to see everyone soon

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

A delightful small museum with something for the whole family! On a rainy day in Alnwick it was a welcome distraction. Lots of interesting local history, suitable for children with lots of interactive displays. And very friendly and welcoming staff!

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

This museum is well worth a visit if you're in Alnwick - and it's very reasonably priced. It's not a huge museum so there's no overkill re the information on hand. It's all extremely well laid out [in a lovely old church] and there are...More

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Dudley G, other at Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you rimmerm for your review. I am especially pleased that you took up the just-launched "free cookie" offer from the new hotel next door. If you are in Alnwick this summer anytime, do come back and look at the Toys exhibition, which promises to...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

This is a really lovely local museum, it's rather small and cosy but clearly well researched and presented well. There's plenty of different activities and approaches to keep the little ones interested whilst also presenting a reasonable depth of information for older children or adults....More

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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.
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