10,000 years of history in one visit



Thank you for your support in 2020, and we so look forward to seeing you in 2021


Bailiffgate is now closed due to Coronavirus regulations. You will, however find much of interest on Bailiffgate Collections.


Visit our online shop  Books on Northumberland and its people from as little as £2.25

Welcome to

Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery

Please note: Bailiffgate is curently closed due to Government Covid restrictions and our office wil not reopen till 5th January. You can, however purchase a wide range of unique gifts from our online shop.

There is lots to see and enjoy, however on our sister site, Bailiffgate Collections

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.

Travelers Choice Highly Commended

View our Exhibitions

We aim to run as full a programme of live exhibitions as possible in 2021. The highlight is a major Vikings exhibition in conjunction with the Jorvik group from mid-May throughout the summer  More details of What's On 

Visit our Bailiffgate Collections site

The historic, the beautiful and sometimes the just plain odd from all areas of our archives. plus Bailiffgate TV and much more.

Visit Bailiffgate TV

Wrestling with Life- Jimmy Pringle gives a fascinating insight into his over 50 years involved with the sport. Just one of the facinating stories on Bailiffgate TV

Learn about our Community Projects

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

Volunteers make Bailiffgate

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

Visit our Shop

Wonderful books and other gifts from around, and about Northumbria to order online, such as "Lions of the North" by the Duke of Northumberland. Items from just £2.25.

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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