Berwick Museum and Art Gallery

Berwick Museum and Art Gallery
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Visit Berwick Museum and Art Gallery, located in the Ravensdowne Barracks - the first purpose-built army barracks in England

Home to the Berwick Burrell Collection, it’s popular with visitors – many of whom were stationed at the Barracks which were in use up until 1964.

The Burrell Collection was one of the most generous civic donations to be made in Europe and pulls in the crowds with spectacular pieces on display all summer.

Discover the characters, nooks and crannies of old Berwick as you explore a fascinating recreation of the old town.

Enjoy our temporary exhibitions, modern art and interactive family fun too.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

https://museumsnorthumberland.org.uk/seasonal-opening-times/

Admission charges

Unless visitors already possess a Museum Membership or Woodhorn Charitable Trust All Sites Pass, visitors must pay English Heritage’s Barracks admission charges.

Once on site, visitors may choose to purchase a Museum Membership which will allow unlimited return visits to the whole of the Barracks site for 12 months.

Membership is as follows:
16 and under: FREE
Adult: £5
Multiple Adults purchased at the same time: £4.50
Concession (OAP and student): £4

For more information: www.museumsnorthumberland.org.uk

Discounts

  • English Heritage
  • Museums Association
Getting there

Berwick Museum and Art Gallery is just over 0.5 mile from Berwick Upon Tweed train station.

Additional info

Accessibility

Unfortunately due to the nature of the buildings, there is no wheelchair access to the upper floors.

Access Plans for each of our museums can be downloaded from this website (you can find them in the Accessibility section), but please contact us if there’s anything we can do to support your access requirements at Berwick Museum and Art Gallery.

Berwick Borough Museum & Art Gallery houses a collection which ranges from 'Window on Berwick' to Burrell's 'Berwick' Collection, including Degas, Venetian glassware, Japanese Imari pottery, German pewter and Ming vases. Plus Medieval chalices, Roman glass, fine Watercolours and contemporary exhibitions.

Collection details

Archaeology, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Burreel Collection

Berwick Burrell Collection

  • 1 May — 3 November 2019 *on now

See a wonderful collection of art and porcelain given to the people of Berwick-Upon-Tweed by shipping magnate, Sir William Burrell.

Sir William Burrell started collecting as a child. After making a fortune in shipping, he created one of the most valuable private Collections in Europe.

Although Burrell donated most of his collection to his home city of Glasgow, but didn’t ever forget his Northumbrian ancestry and left around fine 50 paintings and 300 beautiful decorative items to Berwick-upon-Tweed – the closest town to his baronial residence at nearby Hutton Castle.

This gem of a collection includes work by masters such as Degas, Boudin and Maris, ancient Roman and Venetian glass, Japanese Imari ware and Ming porcelain.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Unless visitors already possess a Museum Membership or Woodhorn Charitable Trust All Sites Pass, visitors must pay English Heritage’s Barracks admission charges.

Once on site, visitors may choose to purchase a Museum Membership which will allow unlimited return visits to the whole of the Barracks site for 12 months.

Membership is as follows:

16 and under: FREE
Adult: £5
Multiple Adults purchased at the same time: £4.50
Concession (OAP and student): £4

All Sites pass per adult: £16

Organised visits from sheltered or supported accommodation groups are entitled to FREE admission. Please telephone 01289309538 to book before visiting.

Website

https://museumsnorthumberland.org.uk/berwick-museum-art-gallery

Getting there

Berwick Museum and Art Gallery is just over 0.5 mile from Berwick Upon Tweed train station.

Berwick Museum and Art Gallery
The Clock Block,
Ravensdowne Barracks,
Parade,
Berwick Upon Tweed
Northumberland
TD15 1DG
England

Website

https://museumsnorthumberland.org.uk/berwick-museum-art-gallery/

E-mail

hello@museumsnorthumberland.org.uk

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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