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 10th December 2017 until 10 am Tuesday 9th January 2018

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.

Extraordinary Objects

  • 23 June — 27 August 2017 *on now

Working with people of upper Coquetdale and North Northumberland Jose Snook has produced and exhibition of photographs and spoken word recordings which explore our relationship with objects and the stories and memories with which they resonate.


Adult £4, Concession £3, Child 5-16 £1, Under Fives FREE

Dig It

  • 30 August — 29 October 2017

Delve into 10000 years of history with our hands-on exhibition exploring the fantastic archeaology of the region. Includes dig boxes, artefacts and evidence from prehistory to the modern day.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Adult £4, Concession £3, Child 5-16 £1, Under fives FREE


Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery

  • 9 — 10 September 2017 10am-4pm

Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery depicts ten thousand years of the history of Alnwick and the surrounding area through artefacts, colourful panels and interactive displays and games. Visitors can walk through a print shop, an Edwardian classroom and a miner's kitchen, put on a hard hat and crawl through a mine or try on Border Reiver armour. As well as waiving the admission charges on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September, we will have object handling activities, where visitors can find out more about individual items in our Collection, and drop-in activities based on our current exhibition "Dig IT!" which explores the archaeology of Northumberland. Please check our website nearer the time for more details.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age


Free of charge for two days only


Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery
14 Bailiffgate
NE66 1LX




01665 605847

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