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Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery

14 Bailiffgate, Alnwick NE66 1LX, England
+44 1665 605847
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A hidden gem

Museum housed in an unused Church building in the shadow of the castle......very interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Enjoyable hour or so,

This is quite a small museum but gives a really interesting history of the town and region from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ian M
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
14 Bailiffgate, Alnwick NE66 1LX, England
+44 1665 605847
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum housed in an unused Church building in the shadow of the castle......very interesting displays...clear captions..recreating schoolroom.....miner,s home..(bath time)...printing workshop etc A photographic exhibition on the top flloor, not to be missed, showing "extraordinary things" with heartwarming captions. Lift available for disabled visitors

Thank 2429H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is quite a small museum but gives a really interesting history of the town and region from pre-history up to the present. Well laid out and easy to follow the timeline. It won't occupy a full day but well worth a visit to get...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really looked forward to seeing the Harry Potter exhibition and was really disappointed. The rest of the museum was disappointing also, not worth the money.

Thank christinewebb12016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to find out the interesting story of Alnwick, great value for money and very well laid out.

Thank alanandvalerie2017
Reviewed June 10, 2017

This is really three museums for the price of one. Interested in the history of Alnwick and Northumberland? Check out the ground floor. Interested in social history (and the life of coal miners in particular)? Check out the basement. Interested in architecture? The building was...More

Thank John A
Reviewed June 7, 2017

Small museum packed with information about the locality. There was a lot about Harry Potter which we ignored. Seemed a strange place to have such an exhibition based on a fictional character when the history of Alnwick and Northumberland is packed with real and important...More

Thank mvwardell
Reviewed May 28, 2017

A beautifully set out temporary display of illustrations from the Harry potter Books. Lots of input from local schools and all very imaginatively set out. The display is supported by Seven Stories Museum in Newcastle. I believe the illustrations are moving down to The British...More

Thank paulwebdale
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Visited the museum to look at the Harry Potter exhibition, beautiful art work. Staff really pleasant and knowledgeable about the other exhibits kids had a great time and learnt lots of new things.

Thank dragongirl29
Reviewed May 9, 2017

It was interesting and the entrance price was good ,grandchildren especially liked it .it was a gob to get them out

Thank George A
Reviewed May 4, 2017

We visited Bailliffgate Museum and Gallery as part of a school visit to celebrate our Harry Potter topic, and were simply blown away by the whole experience.The excellence of the Harry potter Illustrations are only surpassed by the helpfulness and enthusiasm of the staff. A...More

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August 3, 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.