Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery

Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery, Alnwick: Hours, Address, Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery Reviews: 4.5/5

Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery

Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery
4.5
History Museums
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery is an award-wining 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. There is 10,000 years of history in one visit. The museum is open and is recommending that masks are still worn. Displays are on 3 floors, with the uppermost floor host to a range of changing exhibitions on a variety of themes (see website for the current schedule). 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. Awarded Best Museum for Families in 2021 by Kids in Museum. Great for families there is lots to enjoy for adults too, detailing the stunning county and characters of Northumberland.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Marion D
10 contributions
Jun 2022
This local museum gave interesting information about the history of Alnwick. It also had an exhibition giving a nostalgic look back at how we used to spend our holidays.
Written 30 June 2022
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Iain_C
Aberdeen, UK9 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Excellent little museum about the history of the local area. There are lots of activities to keep children entertained, especially in the temporary seaside exhibition.
Written 24 June 2022
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Deborah F
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Fantastic history of Alnwick with interesting displays and information to meet all levels of interest
Written 7 April 2022
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BeanieBear192
Swindon, UK143 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Excellent little museum, great for younger children and a perfect way to pass an hour or two on a rainy day. Lots of dressing up, colouring and things to touch. Lady on the front desk was really friendly.
Written 26 March 2022
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SNH Tours
80 contributions
Feb 2022
A well laid out and informative museum in a former church building. It is close to the castle and well worth a visit. Run by volunteers and very much concerned with the locality and its people
Written 9 February 2022
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Steven R
5 contributions
Aug 2021
We found this place after a visit to Alnick castle and found it very charming.

It is fairly small but will still take up round 1-2 hours of your time and is packed full of local history. When we went they had an interactive viking display which my 6 year old loved.

The downstairs had a more local theme, showing history from the coal miners which had a little miners tunnel which again my son loved crawling through.

Obviously Alnick with the Harry Potter connection will gain most of the tourist attraction but for those interested in local and general history this place is definitely worth a visit.
Written 27 November 2021
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Vahva
Edale, UK22 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Superb museum given it is independent and run by enthusiastic volunteers. Great permanent exhibition on the history of Alnwick complete with a fun trail for children to find things. Also a changing exhibition on the top floor. It's a hidden gem and ideal for a rainy day. We spent an hour there happily.
Written 26 October 2021
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redunderthebed
London, UK74 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
Interesting and informative local history museum. Focuses on the ordinary life of the people of Alnwick and the surrounding area through the ages.
Written 22 October 2021
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linda B
1 contribution
Sep 2021
Lovely museum with lots of information and exhibits. Staff very passionate and helpful. Nice little shop. Entry fee very reasonable.
Written 6 September 2021
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LissonGrove
London31 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
I got a great sense of fascinating local history. The info was clear and concise and exhibits were really well thought through. We were all adults, but kids there also having fun. Staff are delightful and clearly enthusiastic about the museum and local history. The building itself is fascinating. Great books and cards in gift shop, too. Loved it.
Written 4 September 2021
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Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery is open:
  • Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:00


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