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Berwick upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard

Parade, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1DF, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Newcastle, England
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76 reviews 76 reviews
41 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Saw this from the outside and WOW, really magical and very historical. This really is the saviour to the tow which I have to say I expected more to it. Would recommend a visit to here and should we have more time next time, we will.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The barracks were very interesting and gave a real feel as to what life was like for the soldiers who were stationed there. So much of the history was recent and the medal gallery was very moving. The telephone was a real treat for the kids!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

As an adult thought the museum was quite interesting tonnes to read, saying that, as a parent with children in tow found it incredibly difficult to keep them occupied as only a few rooms that they thought were great, which were interactive! The hard sell of the English heritage subscription on arrival was abit much..but it's there job... Would I... More

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Bruges, Belgium
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

the Kings Own Scottish Borderers museum is well worth a visit if you like that sort of thing (which i do) and the rest of the barracks are interesting as well, great place to start your exploration of the fortifications which still surround the city and are well kept

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
39 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We wandered around the regimental exhibition, a bit dull and traditionally laid out, the English Heritage exhibition, bit better but no substance. These formed one side of the parade square buildings. We almost left but it started looking like rain so ventured to the end of the square. Here we discovered the fantastic Berwick museum. This is a great little... More

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

If walking around the walls, this is must stop, as they back onto the walls. For a reasonable entry fee, you get the local town museum, a museum depicting the town's contribution to the Defence of the Realm and the Regimental Museum of the King's Own Scottish Borderers. Don't expect to spend a lot of time here, but is a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Berwick on Tweed has a fascinating history, not that you'd know that from visiting this woeful museum. There are three museums housed within Berwick Barracks; the Berwick Museum and Art Gallery, The King's Own Scottish Borderers Museum and the Berwick Gymnasium Art Gallery. The first is a cluttered and incoherent presentation of Berwick's history together with some wonderful art given... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Quite possibly the worst museum I've visited in the UK. I'm still trying to work out at who it's aimed, and what it is trying to communicate. Unfortunately, so is English Heritage. If you're an 80 year old British gent who once served and uses terms such as 'jolly good show, old chap', then this might be for you. If... More

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Sunderland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Three interesting museums, Scottish Borderers, Army history and Berwick City history. The last really aimed at children.

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Bletchley, England, United Kingdom
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120 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Elizabethan fortifications are an interesting object lesson in how governments waste money. The time taken and the expense of it all smells somewhat of inefficiency or corruption or both. What's new?

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