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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,  

Our big summer exhibition this year focusses on the experiences and developments of our early years, and how they have changed and evolved through time. Don't miss it as there is so much for all ages to enjoy, with activities for the whole family.

Margot the Ballet Dancer. Just one of the unique Childhood Mice now available to adopt, as part of our fascinating exhibition of childhood through the ages. Yours to keep after the exhibition, but they go VERY fast, so grab one while you can..

Sisters  awarded “for their many courage in rescuing Jews from  Germany and Austria”. A story of amazing bravery, even mixing with top Nazis to disguise their activities. One of a whole range of superb books about the Alnwick area and its people in our  Museum Shop.

Plans are in progress 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

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.

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

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.

Tommy 600

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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