10,000 years of history in one visit


PLEASE NOTE: The museum will close  Sunday 15th Dec 2019, opening Tue 14th January 2020. 

Friends get in for free for a year  FIND OUT HOW

Museum Friends can save £27 on exclusive Stella Vine Prints  Find out How 

Last Night of the Proms. Sat 23rd Nov. Fabulous music and a glass of fizz!

"Well organised and very informative.... ...definitely worth visiting"  Tripadvisor  Sept 2019  

Welcome to

Bailiffgate Museum and 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 FriendExhibitions are always free  with museum entry and friends get in free for a whole year.

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Visit our Exhibitions

Now on, till 15th Dec 2019. "Watch the Birdie". Some of the earliest images of Alnwick  citizens at work and play

Book for our Events

Alnwick's very own (and better) version of "Last Night of the Proms" is on Saturday, November 23rd  Book Now

Visit our Shop

Books, Toys, DVDs and a great deal more (Note, you do not need to pay for entry to use our shop)

Learn about our Community Projects

News of our past projects including World War One and our new, major  "Out of Town" initiative.

Become a Volunteer

Our whole museum is volunteer-run. We would love to have your skills and experiences in our team.

Are you in Education?

Learn how we work with Primary and Secondary Schools and Colleges. Let us help you.

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

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14 Bailiffgate, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1LX
Opening Times - 10am - 4pm Tuesday to Sunday 

Tel: +44 (0) 1665 605847

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