What's on

Something for everyone at Bailiffgate

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,  

Talks, Meetings and other Events may be free, or involve a small charge if they generate extra costs for the museum. Generally these take place outside of normal opening hours but details will always be given. It is always helpful to book for events so we can arrange catering etc. If the event is charged for it is always recommended that you book in advance.  Please contact us if you have any queries.

6 Apr-8 Sept  " 100 Years of Fashion". Creations by Chanel, Westwood etc. plus things to see and do for all the family.

Our dressing-up rails of fashionable clothes throughout the ages make great selfies for all ages!

Watch a video of top international model Stella Tennant selecting creations from her personal collection for our exhibition

 Group visits can be arranged to this Summer's Fashion exhibition. See the exhibition when the museum is usually closed to the public. Ask us about a treat for your club, or group of friends,

There are 40 different mice hiding around Alnwick, and the museum. Download an entry form to win.


Bailiffgate is great at any time, but if it's a wet day Bailiffgate makes a terrific family outing...

Talk. 3rd Sep. "The Newbiggin Genealogy Project" by Hilton Dawson hosted by the NDFHS

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Why not try some of our range of dressing-up clothes on for size in the current exhibition and show your "Friends"...

Alnwick Symphonic Wind Ensemble Autumn Concert. Saturday September 14th 7pm.

Museum Tots : Creative play for Pre-School Children (Mondays 16th Sept, 14 Oct, 11 Nov, 9 Dec sessions )

Weaving Workshop for Beginners: Eta Ingham Lawrie. 10am to 3.30 pm. Sat 14 Sept.  SOLD OUT 

10 Sep- 27 Oct "Breath of Colour". Eta Ingham Lawrie . Stunning creations to view or buy.

Heritage Open days

Celebrate 25 Years of Heritage Open Days by visiting Bailiffgate again FREE on Saturday 21st September- there's always something new to see..

Talk:  1st Oct . "Using Family Search"  Talk by James Perry, hosted by the NDFHS

29 Oct - 8 Dec. "Watch the Birdie". Very early images of  Alnwick and its citizens at work and play

Nov 2020-Jan 2021 Fusion, a group of NE textile artists present their latest exhibition "Extended" with a number of interesting and challenging creations.



Plus: Guess who's planning to invade Bailiffgate next summer...