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Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery

14 Bailiffgate, Alnwick NE66 1LX, England
+44 1665 605847
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Wonderful local museum

This is a really lovely local museum, it's rather small and cosy but clearly well researched and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Northumberland, UK
Kathy & Dave 16/11

A fascinating and really interesting journey back in time for a couple with strong links to alnwick... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathryn H
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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 good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
14 Bailiffgate, Alnwick NE66 1LX, England
+44 1665 605847
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fascinating and really interesting journey back in time for a couple with strong links to alnwick and Northumberland thank u

Thank Kathryn H
Reviewed October 17, 2017

This very interesting, well laid out museum was a delight to visit.and the entrance fee was extremely reasonable. Lots of local history and information. Would certainly recommend a visit.

Thank holidayloverDurham
Reviewed September 30, 2017

We popped in and were made very welcome by the enthusiastic staff. The museum is well laid out and has some very interesting content about Alnwick and Northumberland. There are lots of artefacts and photographs of Alnwick from the past, plus loads of things to...More

Thank EllyDouglass
Reviewed September 25, 2017

Set in an old church over three floors. A museum created by local enthusiast's and well worth the small entrance fee. Really interesting exhibits. Unlike so many museums this one doesn't leave you feeling exhausted by to much information..

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed August 24, 2017 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

1  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
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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.