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Something for everyone at Bailiffgate

Bailiffgate is currently closed but is planned to open on Saturday May 22nd 2021 with full Covid precautions. 

Note that children under 16 come in free throughout June, July, August 2021

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,  

The Felton Art Group exhibition is now online. You can view and purchase a range of stunning original art from this exceptional local group.

Coming in summer 2021. A major exhibition for all the family about the Vikings, in association with the Jorvik Group of York

As part of our Viking summer exhibition, celebrated author and adventurer Max Adams. Includes a free pre-talk tour of the Viking Exhibition, wine and nibbles.

The Viking Mice are back from lockdown slumber. Hand made and unique, a number are still available to adopt.

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.

Residents for web

Residents' Day - Saturday 12th June 2021.  Free  entry for residents of Alnwick and District all day.

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.

Read our Blog all about the wonderful response to the Viking competition sent to schools ready for the big summer show that has been postponed till 2021. See the entries on Bailiffgate TV 

Bailiffgate is currently shut under Covid restrictions. Don't forget, however, that there is always lots to look at on our Bailiffgate Collections website


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

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