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Something for everyone at Bailiffgate

Bailiffgate is now open with full Covid precautions. See our July 19th Update.  It would be helpful to pre-book a visit day and time (see below) for busy days such as Saturdays and forecast wet days. 
Children under 16 come free throughout June, July & August thanks to generous sponsorship by St. Hilda's Trust and Northumberland Children’s Trust, but it is still necessary to pre-book them for Covid records. 

There is plenty for all ages to see and do at Bailiffgate. Two floors of permanent exhibits illustrate the fascinating 10,000 year history of Alnwick and District. In addition there is a third Gallery floor. The following Exhibitions and Events will take place there during the year.  You can click on the button below each picture to see more details.

Entry to the main Gallery exhibition and any other pop-up exhibitions is always free with museum entry. You do not need to reserve a place at any of these. If you become a museum Friend, then you and your family can also come in free for a whole year. See Details,  

Now on. A major exhibition for all the family about the Vikings, in association with the Jorvik Group of York. Something for all ages.

We are delighted to announce that Eta Ingham Lawrie has agreed to run another of her ever-popular Freeform Weaving Workshops. These always sell out fast so secure your place NOW.

On Sunday August 8th there will be a Viking Village in Alnwick marketplace. Authentically costumed Norse Vikings in their tents will demonstrate Viking Crafts.

To see the Vikings invading Alnmouth with (very rare) footage taken at the time.

Photo Jane Coltman

Children always love searching for our museum mice. Every child under 12 receives a free "Mouse Hunter" pack when they arrive,including a pencil, coloured pencils, pictures to colour and stickers, . See our blog of their birth.

Don't forget that there is always lots to look at, 24 x7 on our Bailiffgate Collections website. This includes hundreds of wonderful photographs, local history and much more.

Have you embraced new technology during lockdown? It has quickly become essential to the working of Bailiffgate, and we would love to hear your ideas for its future application to extend and enhance our visitors' experience.

Residents for web

Residents' Day - Sunday 13th June 2021.  Free  entry for residents of Alnwick and District all day.

Read our Blog all about the wonderful response to our Viking schools competition, which can be exhibited at last. See the entries also on Bailiffgate TV


There are loads of fascinating personal videos to be seen on the Bailiffgate TV website. Stories from the lockdown and from Alnwick past.

The Viking Mice are back from lockdown slumber. Hand made and unique, they are a pleasure to see ( but regrettably all sold out!)

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