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Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery

14 Bailiffgate, Alnwick NE66 1LX, England
+44 1665 605847
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Very informative

We found the information to be very interesting. There were trails for our children and lots of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Hidden gem

We hadn't noticed this museum on our last visit, but we were glad we called in. There is lots to... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2017
Staindrop, 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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  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Opens in 14 min
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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found the information to be very interesting. There were trails for our children and lots of 'hands on' things for them. The exhibition upstairs was interesting and there was a drawing / colouring station for the children upstairs. A great little museum. We spent...More

Thank Brainstormpig17
Reviewed August 15, 2017

We hadn't noticed this museum on our last visit, but we were glad we called in. There is lots to see in well laid out displays over three floors and there are also things to keep children amused. Well worth a visit.

Thank carnivalqueen
Reviewed August 10, 2017

I love a good local museum. This one is not among the best because it's local history sections are not as detailed as they could be. For example, the story of Alnwick's town walls is given one line, and the water pumps around the town...More

Thank Ian_Kerr2014
Reviewed July 4, 2017

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 July 3, 2017

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 June 28, 2017

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.More

Thank christinewebb12016
Dudley G, Webmaster at Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2017

So sorry to hear you were disappointed Christine. We try to have something to interest everyone, and the Harry Potter special exhibition was hugely popular overall - our biggest attendances ever. Keep an eye on our website occasionally, and if you see any special exhibition...More

Reviewed June 27, 2017

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
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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.