Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery

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Bailiffgate Museum depicts the history of Alnwick and the surrounding part of Northumberland in exciting and interactive displays as well as with traditional artefacts. Visitors can experience ten thousand years of history in one visit as well as enjoying the ever changing exhibitions in our gallery.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Tuesdays to Sundays 10 am to 4 pm an also Bank Holiday Mondays

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

Discounts

  • Museums Association

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.

Memories of the Great War

  • 31 March — 17 May 2015 *on now

An exhibition featuring the individual stories of the men and women of Alnwick and surrounding villages. Organised by the Ww1 Commemoration Group.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/

Local Connections: 1715-The Rising in the North and the Magna Carta

  • 19 May — 5 July 2015

Learn more about this fascinating time of upheaval which could have resulted in a very different version of British history.

"The Grand Charter" (Magna Carta) is one of the most famous documents in the world. Unlike the Jacobite rebels, the noblemen who pressed King John for reform did achieve success-albeit not all the promised changes were implemented. Learn about the connections of the local De Vesci family to this world-famous document and see a facsimile of Magna Carta itself in its 800th Anniversary year.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/

Barresdale in Living Memory

  • 7 July — 24 August 2015

A Photography and film exhibition highlighting the people and events of the Barresdale area of Alnwick from the 1950's to the present day.

Includes a unique "Community Proggy Mat" record of the area.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/

Twyne Textile Group: Spirit of Twyne – Northumbrian artists working with textiles

  • 25 August — 27 September 2015

The artists, who all live and work near the Tweed and the Tyne, produce work in a variety of media and styles with a common element of fibre and stitch. Over the last few years they have collaborated to make work for exhibitions on a variety of themes, including Wallington, Coast and Gardens.

This exhibition is in part a retrospective of some of this work, plus some new work inspired by their surroundings.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/

The Wonder of Colour

  • 28 September — 15 November 2015

The every-popular Eta Ingham-Lawrie shares some of her most recent works in this exhibition of colourful felted pieces.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/

Our Streets-Our Place

  • 17 November 2015 — 7 February 2016

An exhibition featuring photographs, video work and audio recordings from several successful community projects run in the Alnwick area and supported by the Heritge Lottery Fund.

Includes our "Shots from the Heart" 2015 photography competition, "If these Stones could Talk" event day, projects in Percy Terrace, Swansfield Park and Barresdale, plus our "Memory Box" oral history project.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/

Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery
14 Bailiffgate
Alnwick
Northumberland
NE66 1LX
England

Website

www.bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk

E-mail

ask@bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk

Telephone

01665 605847

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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