10,000 years of history in one visit


Please note that the Gallery floor will be shut from April 2nd to 5th and close at 12noon on Fri 5th to prepare for the opening of 100 Years of Fashion on Sat 6th April 

Friends get in for free for a year  FIND OUT HOW

Coming soon: "100 Years of Fashion"- a celebration of style  DETAILS

A great Concert of Classical Music. Bailiffgate. Sat 23rd March   DETAILS 

40 beautiful handmade mice to sponsor. Only £10 each and you keep the mouse afterwards! DETAILS. 

"It's always great to find a museum that combines historical events with daily life .. This is one of the best I've seen". TripAdvisor  Dec 2018  

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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See our Exhibitions

Coming soon, an exciting look at fashion in the last 100 years, with activities for all the family.

Book for our Events

The 1849 Alnwick epidemic had implications way beyond Northumberland. Come and hear how..

Visit our Shop

Just in, Stella Vine prints plus some great children's educational toys

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