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Review of Bayle Museum

Bayle Museum
Ranked #19 of 52 things to do in Bridlington
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Monday to Friday 11am to 4pm with last admission at 3:30pm FREE on street parking NO DISABLED ACCESS. Entrance to the museum via 2 staircases. A Monastic Gatehouse housing a museum and collection of local artifacts. Description The word Bayle is derived from the French Baille meaning 'enclosure' or 'ward'. Recent archaeological surveys of the Bayle have concluded that a large proportion of the building dates to the late 12th Century. The initial use is thought to have been a gatehouse to a castle built by William le Gros after he took control of the Bridlington Priory in 1143. In the 14th Century the Bayle was the Gatehouse to the Bridlington Priory, a porter lived inside the Bayle and monitored the comings and goings of the Priory. An Almoner also lived in the Bayle and distributed food and ale to the poor of Bridlington. Since the dissolution of the Bridlington Priory the Bayle has been used for many different purposes including a Prison, Court, School, Garrison, Non-conformist meeting place, Town Hall and meeting room for the Lords Feoffees. Today the Bayle is a Grade I listed Building and scheduled Ancient Monument, which makes it of great interest historically and architecturally.
Reviewed 29 August 2014

My partner , myself and my 2 children stumbled across this dainty and very beautiful museum, the kids absolutely enjoyed the history and life of the Lords and the surrounding area, i was very surprised that they loved it, lots of interactive things for the kids to join in with, beautiful historical building and it is definately worth a visit , each floor of the building is steeped with artifacts and local history , if im ever over the east again i will definately be visiting again.

4  Thank Sarah L
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

This little treasure is hidden away but is so interesting to walk round each floor is more amassing than the last,but the monk on the loo was a bit of a shock and a giggle. Thanks for a great time

1  Thank Joan D
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

i visited the museam a while ago. however it has never left my mind what an interesting place great for both the younger and the older generation. staircase isn't for everyone but aslong as you can get up them its all good. Everyone is made to feel very welcome. this is a good place for one of them days where you need to fill in a small gap in your day.

1  Thank Jodileighcoupe
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Well worth a visit, especially if you get some rain. Very cheap and made very welcome. We liked the set up, but a bit difficult going up the spiral staircase, although not impossible.

Thank frankatfence
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

The Bayle Museum is a great place to visit and high in interest for young and old, there are a lot of stairs so you must be fit to visit.

1  Thank 827michaelc827
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