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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.


Alnwick’s very own ghost hunt will run from 18 October to 1 November. Ghosts will be hiding in 20 shop windows, with a further  in Bailiffgate. Prizes are a £10 book token and a Bailiffgate goody bag for successfully spotting all 40. Download an entry form and more details here.

Helen Poremba’s new exhibition in two linked halves: unique, detailed and colourful textile artwork of botanical subjects using free motion embroidery and appliqué; with a display of 15 antique Singer sewing machines charting the history of the machines and their designer.

Children always love searching for our museum mice. Now every child under 12 will receive a free "Mouse Hunter" pack when they arrive. This includes a pencil, coloured pencils, pictures to colour, stickers, a mouse story sheet and a mouse hunting map. See our blog of their birth.

Fusion – a group of North East textile artists – exploring the theme ‘Extended’.   Each artist has their own very distinct style:  expect a range of beautiful, thought provoking, inspirational pieces all created with great skill and imagination.

These wonderful Christmas Masks are just one of the handmade lines to be sold at our Christmas Fair in aid of museum funds on Monday 30th November at the Museum. The perfect way to shop local for Christmas. Free Entry. Full Covid Precautions.


Bailiffgate closes for our winter maintenance at 3pm on Sunday 13th December and opens again on Tuesday 5th January 2021. Don't forget, however, that there is always lots to look at on our Bailiffgate Collections website

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 

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