• Visit the Bailiffgate Museum

    Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery is a people’s Museum, where fascinating stories of the past are told about the town and district of Alnwick. A historic building in the town’s Castle Quarter, which was previously a church, provides a calm and beautiful setting in which to celebrate our distinctive heritage, hold exhibitions and host events.

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  • Bailiffgate Museum - Beautiful Northumberland

    Alnwick and the surrounding countryside, from rolling hills and crags to sandy beaches, from tiny fishing villages to magnificent castles, are steeped in hundreds of years of colourful history. Why not start your visit to this beautiful area with a visit to our award winning, volunteer led Museum, where a friendly Northumbrian welcome awaits?

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  • Lots to see at Bailiffgate Museum

    There is so much to discover at the Bailiffgate – through our displays and interactive activities, films, music and song, a history discovery area, local newspaper archives and evocative images of the past. There are changing exhibitions in the upstairs gallery which showcase local history, arts and crafts. We have a range of books, DVDs and interesting mementoes of your visit in our small shop.

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  • Bailiffgate - Award Winning for Children

    Bailiffgate has been recognised as one of the 25 best places in the country for early years children to visit and there are plenty of dressing up clothes, hands on activities and quirky stories to capture kid’s imaginations. There’s plenty to interest older children as well. 

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  • Bailiffgate - Working with the Community

    We are proud to present the stories of our local heritage and our Northumberland landscape. However we are not only historians of the past – through our Heritage at the Heart of the Community project, we are working with local communities on preserving our heritage here and now – so there will always be something new to see and experience at the Bailiffgate.

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  • Keep in touch with Bailiffgate Museum

    Whether you are visiting the area or live in Alnwick and District, we have so much to offer! We hope our new website will help you plan your visit to our wonderful area, see what is happening and what is coming in the future – please sign up for our Newsletters and stay in touch!

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Visit the Shop

Browse products for sale in the Museum Shop. Book online for upcoming events.

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Bailiffgate Museum -Great for Families

The transformed Bailiffgate Museum now has loads to see and do for families

The whole family will enjoy the new Bailiffgate. Download our "Kids go Free" leaflet from this site and have FREE entry for each accompanied child.(see the leaflet for full details)

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Community Projects

As us about our active programme of Community Projects

Bailiffgate Museum is running a wide range of community projects including ones to preserve our local singing heritage, tell the story of Alnwick town centre and to honour local soldiers who died in the First World War

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Courses & Events for 2015

Learn and Create with Bailiffgate

Great new EXHIBITIONS ACTIVITIES AND COURSES take place throughout 2015. Learn new skills and meet new friends

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