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: The Friary Alnmouth

Visit our Shop for a great range of books,toys etc including this new book about a local landmark

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Looking for a different kind of outing in 2019?

We are offering clubs and societies exclusive visits and a talk as part of our Festival of Fashion next year

By prior arrangement we will be offering groups of between 15 and 40 persons a fascinating and enjoyable outing in 2019. Read more about it and book as soon as possible ..

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Always something to see and do at Bailiffgate

There's lots for all ages at Bailiffgate, with exhibitions and events all year

With three floors of permanent and temporary exhibitions there is always something fresh to see at Bailiffgate. Lots for children to see and do, but something for every adult taste too.

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Bailiffgate shortlisted for major national award

Bailiffgate shortlisted for the Museum and Heritage Awards

These national awards recognise outstanding success in offering visitors an enjoyable and educational experience. Bailiffgate is thrilled to have been nominated for its "Harry Potter" exhibition last summer, which attracted record-breaking crowds from the UK and beyond.

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Latest News

Oral History Specialist required for Major Bailiffgate Project

A freelance oral history specialist is required to support the delivery of the Out of Town Museum project. This is a Heritage Lottery Funded contract worth up to £20,000 which will start in February 2019. Read more »

Major new Exhibition "Stella Vine" comes to Bailiffgate in January 2019

Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery starts 2019 with a vibrant and exciting exhibition of work by internationally acclaimed, Alnwick-born contemporary artist Stella Vine Read more »

Bailiffgate to launch major new "Out of Town" project in Coquetdale area

Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery has been awarded 285,600 pounds to carry out a major new Out of Town (OOT) project, made possible by National Lottery players and awarded through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Read more »