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    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

Visit our Shop for a great range of books, toys and other items

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Become a Friend today and get a Free Cotton Bag

Free entry for a whole year is just one of the benefits enjoyed by Bailiffgate Friends

If you want to visit the museum FREE for 12 months and be invited to a number of exclusive previews and events then Bailiffgate Friends is for you..

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Bailiffgate is great for Families

Lots to see and do at Bailiffgate, such as our latest "Dig It" exhibition

There are lots of "hands on" activities, as well s a wide range of exhibits and events at Bailiffgate. Something for all ages..

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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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Latest News

Would you like to collect memories from your family and friends? Is your group interested in recording and preserving their local heritage?

Then come to the SPEAK FOR YOURSELF OPEN EVENT ON THURSDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 7.00 - 8.30PM AT BAILIFFGATE MUSEUM Read more »

"DIG IT" our exciting new exhibition is now open.

Our exciting new, hands-on exhibition designed to awake all ages to the many aspects of archaeology runs until Sunday 29th Oct.There is even a free Virtual Reality experience. Read more »

Attention Schools, Parents, Pupils ---- Has your school registered yet for "Dig It???"

"Dig It" is a great programme of activities to help schoolchildren of all ages understand how we know about the past. If your school has not yet enrolled you need to do so ASAP! Read more »