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Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery

14 Bailiffgate, Alnwick NE66 1LX, England
+44 1665 605847
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A hidden gem

For as little as £3 each (for student tickets). My partner and I were greeted by smiling volunteers... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Carris C
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Hidden treasure

This is a great place to visit. Small place but full of history. The toy exhibition is fantastic my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ishi B
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Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery is an award-winning people’s Museum suitable for all ages and run by volunteers, where fascinating stories of the past are told about the town and district of Alnwick. Displays are on 3 floors, with the uppermost floor host to a range of exhibitions on a variety of themes (see website for the current schedule). Recently receiving a £300,000 update, the Museum is housed in what was previously a church close to Alnwick Castle. It has been recognised as one of the 25 best places in the country for early years children to visit. Great for families there is lots to enjoy for adults too, detailing the stunning county and characters of Northumberland. Bailiffgate is an independent Museum and depends on the modest admission charges that it charges for adults, plus any donations and grants we might receive. There is also a museum shop stocking a wide range of books and items.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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14 Bailiffgate, Alnwick NE66 1LX, England
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+44 1665 605847
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"local history"
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"harry potter exhibition"
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"old church"
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"coal mining"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"excellent exhibition"
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"staff were really helpful"
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"first world war"
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"couple of hours"
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"would highly recommend a visit"
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"worth a visit"
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"children aged"
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"be visiting again"
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"enjoyable visit"
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"visited alnwick"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For as little as £3 each (for student tickets). My partner and I were greeted by smiling volunteers who were very informative about where everything is located. The kids got a bear hunt that was hidden throughout the museum (which admittedly I did participate in)....More

Thank Carris C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit. Small place but full of history. The toy exhibition is fantastic my daughter didnt want to leave. small fee to get in 4£ for the adult and 1£ for kid.

Thank Ishi B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place to take an under five. Although quite small there is so much to do and so much for them to get involved with. The older ones enjoyed the teddy bear hunt and it was a thoroughly enjoyable couple of hours

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fab toy exhibition for kids. Lots of things for them to play with and dress up (all toys worked as well). My 4 and 6 year olds loved it. Lots of things for them to do in the rest of the museum too. Was a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The toy exhibition upstairs was great, loads of stuff to play with and for grown ups to reminisce 🙂

Thank Zelda G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Discovered this place by accident when noticed they had a toy exhibition on and a 5 year old needing distracted. Brilliant place over 3 floors with interactive displays which for kids being able to touch is great ! My daughter loved the bear hunt which...More

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Dudley G, Webmaster at Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments and glad you enjoyed the museum!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic museum done with intelligence and charm. The exhibits are well done and cover some fascinating local history. All round is good for kids but the upstairs has a toy exhibit that theu can play and play in. We spent 2 very happy hours there...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is small in size but big on information about history of the region. Very welcoming and a great place to spend some time in.

Thank Stephanie M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a massive hit with my 5 year old. She loved the toy exhibition- lots of hands on play including a play mobile circus and dressing up. The teddy bear hunt was also really good for her to do. In the main museum the...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

Alnwick Garden , check . Alnwick Castle , check . What will we do now ? Well give this little museum a try . Go on ! Interesting exhibits, well laid out , helpful friendly staff and a cheap way to spend about two hours...More

Thank James W
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Hello - we are dog friendly and am happy for people to bring their dogs into the museum as long as they are well behaved, toilet trained and on a lead.
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