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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 BBC Look North reporter was left dazed and somewhat bewildered by this show, that has already  been greeted with delight by Bailiffgate visitors Is it wonderful or just plain odd?  Judge for yourself!

New In. Two sisters with strong Alnwick links awarded “for their many noble and courageous acts of humanity in rescuing Jews from  Germany and Austria”. Read their story of amazing bravery, even mixing with top Nazis to disguise their activities.

Our big summer exhibition this year features on the experiences and developments of our early years, and how they have changed and evolved through time. It promises to be one of our best yet...

A consultation has been conducted regarding the possible move of Bailiffgate to the market square in the  heart of Alnwick.  Learn more details and the perceived benefits to the community by using the link below

Alnwick Story Fest brings famous and soon to be famous authors to Alnwick each year. Speaking and signing books in Bailiffgate on 17th Feb are Chris Mullin , politician and journalist (picture by Maggie Hannan) and Rebecca Smith, popular non-fiction author.

As part of the National Lottery Open Week entry to Bailiffgate will be free on Sunday 10 March to visitors bearing any National Lottery ticket or scratch card. (One lottery ticket or scratch card will admit up to two adults and up to three children under 16).

If you are in tourism or accommodation, the 2024 Northumberland Tourism Fair is a must. Come and see us there to pick up all your free information materials, and meet a huge range of other exhibitors. Register here, it's free!

For Summer 2024, "Childhood", an exhibition that looks at the experience of childhood for boys and girls over the last two centuries. Drawing on material from our collectionand elsewhere, it will look at the clothes they wore, the toys they played with, what they did at school and much more.

From 10th Sept 2024, another stunning show from the Fusion group of textile artists. This exhibition, entitled "Lost Words" focuses on the significance of, and changes in language as new words and acronyms are constantly evolving.

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As we have for many years, we will be participating in the national  Heritage Open Days scheme, by offering free entry on Saturday 14th September 2024. We hope to welcome many new visitors from the local area and elsewhere to enjoy the rich heritage of Alnwick District.

29th Oct 2024-2nd Feb 2025, " A Sleave Unravelled ". Striking new work by textile artist Sue Bowhay Pringle The exhibition takes its title from one of Shakespeare's many references to sleep as restorative rest, peace, innocence or death.

 

There are loads of fascinating personal videos to be seen on the Bailiffgate TV website. Stories from Alnwick past and its people such as Sheila and her paintings.

The only person who will ever set the prime meridians of two Planets is commemorated by a blue plaque in Alnwick , where he was born. To read many more stories of remarkable local people just follow the link below.

"Museum Detectives" is a stimulating quest for older children, finding clues dotted around the museum. They then get a free " Museum Detective" badge.

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New to Bailiffgate in February 2025. an exhibition by Scotland-born artist Gillian Lee Smith entitled   " The Lost and Left Behind"

 

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