10,000 years of history in one visit
HERITAGE AT THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY
Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery
Bailiffgate is an award-winning people’s museum, where fascinating stories of the past are told about Alnwick and District. The area has a very rich history because it was a centre of conflict between Scotland and England for many centuries. Two floors house our permanent collection of artefacts, documents, photographs and audio visual content. On our third, Gallery floor are exhibitions which change throughout the year, and events for the whole family, so there's always something new to enjoy. We are open Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays throughout the year except the Christmas period.
Our historic building is in the town’s Castle Quarter, very close to Alnwick Castle and Garden. It was previously a church, and provides a beautiful setting in which to celebrate 10,000 years of unique heritage. Look on this website for a range of exhibitions and events for the whole family. Keep up to date by registering as a museum Friend. Exhibitions are always free with museum entry and friends get in free for a whole year.
As volunteers and staff at Bailiffgate Museum, we wish to extend our solidarity and support for our museum and heritage colleagues in Ukraine.
We are very concerned for the Ukrainian people, their heritage and identity, as well as for the safety and security of museum staff and volunteers, who are seeking to protect their cultural heritage from destruction. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Visit Bailiffgate Collections
Who was this amazing man born near Alnwick? The world's leading journalist, nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize and a hero of the Titanic. Find out in Bailiffgate Collections.
Whether you are a visitor to Alnwick or a resident, don't forget that there is always something new at Bailiffgate. There are exhibitions and events throughout the year. Use website to keep up to date with what's happening. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
If you live in the Alnwick area and would enjoy meeting people and developing new skills, Bailiffgate would love to hear from you. Learn more on our volunteer page. If you have visited us, and would like to share your experience, do please go to our TripAdvisor page and leave some feedback.