What's on

Something for everyone at Bailiffgate

Bailiffgate is now open with full Covid precautions. See our July 19th Update.  It would be helpful to pre-book a visit day and time (see below) for busy days such as Saturdays and forecast wet days. 

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,  

Now on. A major exhibition for all the family about the Vikings, in association with the Jorvik Group of York. Something for all ages.

We are delighted to announce that Eta Ingham Lawrie has agreed to run another of her ever-popular Freeform Weaving Workshops. These always sell out fast so secure your place NOW.

A welcome return for Award-winning international artist, Jose Snook, with her new exhibition In Memoriam. Resurrection draws attention to endangered species and the causes of species loss. Imposters explores ways in which non-human species are memorialised and the replacement of lost species with artificial replicas.

Tue 5th Oct  Free Zoom talk on “The Amazing Lady Emma Tankerville” pioneering botanist and artist, whose extensive collection of paintings is now held in the Royal Botanical Gardens

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.

Don't forget that there is always lots to look at, 24 x7 on our Bailiffgate Collections website. This includes hundreds of wonderful photographs, local history and much more.

See the Vikings invading Alnmouth with (very rare) footage taken at the time.

Photo Jane Coltman

Read our Blog all about the wonderful response to our Viking schools competition, which can be exhibited at last. See the entries also on Bailiffgate TV

New In. One of many excellent childrens` and adult titles in our museum shop. Available when you visit or online. Pleasure and stimulation for the minds of all ages.


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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