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Border History Museum

Old Gaol | Hallgate, Hexham NE46 3NH, England
01434 652349
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Ranked #10 of 11 Attractions in Hexham
Type: Museums
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Owner description: This museum features relics from medieval Britain.

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Very informative, lots to see and do some good shopping for presents, and some great pictures took. Well situated loads to see will be back next year.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

i liked the dispaly on the ground floor about 'what is a crime?' because i could see how crimes diffre between time periods. the dungeon was cool and you had to get in the lift to go to the dungeon.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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166 reviews 166 reviews
24 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Really nice little museum with a very interesting history to tell. The young lad giving the introduction talk was excellent and the building is worth a visit in its own right.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Go there its great, especially if your a reiver, like me. creepy basement experience worth it if you not scared of the dark.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Billed as the old gaol was expecting a bit of character but in reality was a bit sterile, too clean, too light and was only one room on the ground floor and a dungeon which you only see from a lift so you don't 'feel it'. The lift goes up to the other two floors and exhibits stories about border... More

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Walden, Tenn
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

The Border History Museum is well presented in a historic building near the center of Hexham. Although the exhibits are engaging it is a bit short on substance--not the place to learn everything you'd like to know about the Border Reivers. Much better interpretation of this at the Tullie House Museum in Carlisle

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South Shields
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This museum is very informative on the ground floor, the staff are friendly and very knowledgeable but on the 1st and 2nd floor there is very little to see and do. It is only a small museum but i felt there could be a lot more done with the space available. The cost of £10 for 2 adults and 1... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We visited the Old Gaol over the Bank Holiday and it was a lovely place full of information, it just lacked things to see. There is a lift that takes you down to the dungeons, but the light shines from the lift and all you see is a stone wall. Staff were very passionate about the place though and full... More

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Northumberland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This was interesting and had a human story rather than merely dry facts. The film was good, the view of the dungeon thought provoking and the exhibits well thought out. This is suitable for all ages and took us about an hour (it was quiet at the time) to do. Well worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

A great value museum and as Northumberland residents you get a reduced price. There's something for different ages, one of the rooms had a guide in it who shows you a secret room, there was a craft table for children. Lots of interesting info to be discovered and although small it's presented in a lively and informative way. Each floor... More

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