Exhibitions and Events

Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery offers a diverse and exciting programme ever of exhibitions, talks, courses and workshops. All paid-for events are bookable through this website, and the price includes admission to the Museum. For any help you need please contact us. All talks, courses and workshops take place at the Baliffgate Museum and Gallery include light refreshments in the price unless stated.

Why not become a Friend of the museum and from only £15 you can visit as often as you wish and be excited to special Friends-only events and previews. 
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           * Can be a different person each time

All events shown are held in Bailiffgate Museum unless stated otherwise:   




 Exhibition  Thu 22nd June to Sun 27th Aug  "Extraordinary Objects"

"Extraordinary Objects" is the world preview of a unique series of works created by international award-winning photographer Jose Snook that explore the objects that people treasure, and the memories and stories associated with these extraordinary objects.

Part two comprises of a series of striking botanical images which have recently won a silver medal in the photographic section of the Chelsea Flower Show.

Come and enjoy both. Explore our exhibition and main galleries too. Remember that if you wish to attend this and all our exclusive premiere events and other activities for free for a whole year, you just need to become a Museum Friend today  




 Talk  Tue 4th July 7.30  "Whitley Bay: Once a Family Favourite:. Barry Mead

Hear how a local resort once used to draw thousands of families at a time, what attracted them and how things all changed. Refreshments. Free entry (donation requested from non-members of the NDFHS.

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Event  Monday 10th July Museum Tots  .


History, heritage and culture through play and stories for pre-school children. 9.30am- 11.00 am. Pre-booking essential.

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  Course:   Parent and Child Sewing   Sat 15th July 


 A rare chance for a parent (or grandparent or guardian) and a child to acquire or revise useful and enjoyable skills together. All materials provided.

             *Please let us know if you do not have a sewing machine and we will endeavour to lend you one.

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 Course:  Freeform Weaving with Eta Ingham Lawrie Sat 16th Sept

 This course always sells out fast so book as soon as possible to learn from the skills of  one of the regions leading creative forces.

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                                                                               Pattern: Bauhaus Square 


Course : Rag Rug Making with Jane Jackson and Margaret Kenny  Sat 21st Oct 

Learn this superb local craft with two of its masters. Get creative, and useful with your old clothing and material

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Event  Bailiffgate Singers Christmas Concert Friday 8th December 2017 

Advance information for your diary of this ever-popular event !