Visit the Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery

    Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery is a people’s museum, where fascinating stories of the past are told about the town and district of Alnwick. Our historic building in the town’s Castle Quarter, which was previously a church, provides a calm and beautiful setting in which to celebrate our distinctive heritage, display special exhibitions and present a range of events for the whole family.

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  • Bailiffgate Museum - Beautiful Northumberland

    Alnwick and the surrounding countryside, from rolling hills and crags to sandy beaches, from tiny fishing villages to magnificent castles, are steeped in hundreds of years of colourful history. Why not start your visit to this beautiful area with a visit to our award winning, volunteer led Museum, where a friendly Northumbrian welcome awaits?

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  • Lots to see at Bailiffgate Museum

    There is so much to discover at the Bailiffgate – through our displays and interactive activities, films, music and song, a history discovery area, local newspaper archives and evocative images of the past. There are changing exhibitions in the upstairs gallery which showcase local history, arts and crafts. We have a range of books, DVDs and interesting mementoes of your visit in our small shop.

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  • Bailiffgate - Award Winning for Children

    Bailiffgate has been recognised as one of the 25 best places in the country for early years children to visit and there are plenty of dressing up clothes, hands on activities and quirky stories to capture kid’s imaginations. 

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  • Bailiffgate - Working with the Community

    We are proud to present the stories of our local heritage and our Northumberland landscape. However we are not only historians of the past – through our Heritage at the Heart of the Community project, we are working with local communities on preserving our heritage here and now – so there will always be something new to see and experience at the Bailiffgate.

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  • Keep in touch with Bailiffgate Museum

    Whether you are visiting the area or live in Alnwick and District, we have so much to offer! We hope our new website will help you plan your visit to our wonderful area, see what is happening and what is coming in the future – please sign up for our Newsletters and stay in touch!

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Our Shop, Just in: Great Women

Visit our Shop for a great range of books,toys etc including this new book from Kate Pankhurst

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Adopt an Object at Bailiffgate Museum

There's something to suit everybody and every company at Bailiffgate-A Great Gift!

By adopting an object in our museum you can help us continue to provide activities and learning for all section of the community

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Coming in March 2018, a Major New Exhibition

There is always lots for families to see and do at Bailiffgate, but this summer sees one of our most exciting exhibitions ever.

"Batteries Not Included" will feature a whole range of toys and games through the ages, with lots of hands-on opportunities for children of all ages. Do not miss this unique experience..

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Visit Bailiffgate

Bailiffgate is the ideal first-stop for anyone visiting the Alnwick area.

Discover the rich history and culture of this special region. A trip to Bailiffgate is guaranteed to spark your imagination and get you and your family excited about exploring lovely Northumberland.

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