Visit the Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery

        Open Tuesday to Sunday  10am- 4pm  plus Bank Holidays all year*  


           *Please note that our annual shut-down for maintenance and staff training in 2018/19 is from

     Monday 10 Dec 2018 to Monday 8th January 2019. There is no public admission during this period, 



Bailiffgate has something to interest all ages and all types of people:

  • If you are a family there is lots for children to enjoy in the museum - but things for Mums and Dads and other adults as well. Fascinating stories and exhibits showing the history and culture of the North Northumberland.
  • New to the area? You could find no better way to start your visit. Learn all about the region, helping you to gain more from all the other exciting and scenic places that surround Alnwick
  • For business people, Bailiffgate is an unusual, conveniently situated and cost-effective venue for sales meetings, seminars, product launches etc.
  • Researchers will discover an ever-increasing depth of archive material is being made available, as well as our wide range of permanent exhibits.

We want you to gain as much as you possibly can from your visit, so feel free to contact us in advance and ask about any particular field of interest you may have.

Admission prices

Adults £4
Concessions* £3
Children (5-16)  £1
Under 5s Free

*Senior citizens, students, people with a disability, and people who are unemployed

Why not choose a Family Friends ticket and you can come free to all the other special exhibitions and events for 12 months!

"Kids go Free" vouchers are available in 2018 from Alnwick Acoomodation providers while stocks last. One voucher will allow one free child admission with each paying adult in your group. 

We accept British Forces Discount Cards, Max Cards and Northern Museums Volunteer Passes and often have special offers with other groups for example the Caravan and Camping Club.


Opening times

10am - 4pm
Tuesday to Sunday, all year*, plus Bank Holiday Mondays. 
 *Excluding winter shut down


How to get here

By car: Alnwick is just off the A1 between Newcastle and Berwick. Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery is located near the Bailiffgate entrance to Alnwick Castle. (Postcode for satnavs NE66 1LX). There is limited parking outside for 4 hours but a number of other car parks are to be found in the town nearby. Note: The museum is also only a short walk from the Alnwick Garden main car park and entrance which is on the south side of the town.

On foot: Follow pedestrian signs for Bailiffgate Museum via Narrowgate

By bus: The Museum is only a street away from Alnwick bus station. See Arriva Bus for timetables.

By rail:   East Coast (Kings Cross to Edinburgh) mainline trains stop on the coast at Alnmouth station approximately 4 miles away, from where there are bus and taxi links. For train times see National Rail Enquiries.

Access and facilities

  • Wheelchair / pushchair access to all areas and disabled toilet for museum visitors- see below* 
  • Lift to all floors
  • Standard and fully accessible toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Large print information sheets available from reception
  • Guide dogs welcome

                                   See our new  ACCESSIBILITY GUIDE 

*If you are visiting Alnwick with a disabled member in your party, the following may be useful. It is a list of establishments in the area that offer a disabled toilet to patrons. The facilities have been graded 1 to 5 stars by a disabled person based upon such criteria as ease of disabled parking outside (eg any disabled bays?), ease of access to the premises (eg any nasty kerbs or ridges, width of doors and corridors), size and cleanliness of the disabled toilet and helpfulness of staff.  The Museum takes no responsiblity for this grading.



       *If you run an establishment not on this list., offer a disabled toilet and wish to be added, please contact :