Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery

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Visit Bailiffgate first to uncover the rich history of Alnwick and North Northumberland. Explore the past through special exhibitions and unique activities for the whole family. Interactives for children of all ages and plenty of information for the serious historian.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Tuesdays to Sundays 10 am to 4 pm an also Bank Holiday Mondays
Christmas/ New Year Closure from 4 pm Sunday 13th December 2015 until 10 am Tuesday 12th January 2016

Admission charges

Adult £4, Concession (including Seniors, Students, Unemployed and people with a disability) £3, Child 5-16 £1, Child under 5 free. Group rates available - please email or telephone for details

Additional info

Indoors. Disabled access available at street level with a lift to all floors. Toilet and nappy changing facilities available. Tea/ coffee self service for a donation.

Collection details

Trade and Commerce, Social History, Religion, Photography, Music, Maritime, Industry, Coins and Medals, Archives, Architecture, Archaeology, Agriculture

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Cartoon from The Phoenix magazine, produced by and for convalescent soldiers.

While the Lamps Were Out

  • 1 November — 11 December 2016 *on now

Drawing on materials from our collection, some of which have not been on public view before, this exhibition shows how different life was a century ago, and how that world changed forever in these years. Some, but not all, of these changes were due to the impact of the War. Visitors will be able to explore details of the men who volunteered and those who were exempt from military service, the impact on the area of a huge influx of soldiers and workers from all over Britain and the Empire, the cost, supply and quality of the food available and why prices rose so steeply, how local businesses responded to the government call to support the war effort and new opportunities that arose for women.
Despite the suffering on the battlefields ordinary people’s lives at home carried on and they could be found flocking to 1000 seat cinemas and music halls to be entertained. Visitors can find out what they were entertained by. Hotels on the coast still had holiday visitors though newspapers were censored.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17
  • 11-13


Adult £4, Concession £3, Child 5-16 £1

Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery
14 Bailiffgate
NE66 1LX




01665 605847

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