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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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English first
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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
14 helpful votes 14 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
120 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Chester, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
41 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Barracks were interesting and was surprised how large the complex was. Lots of well presented information about its history and various uses over the years. Good place to go if raining as lots of cover. We visited on a Tuesday afternoon and more or less had the place to ourselves.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A military style building off the main street in Berwick houses this former barracks of the King's Own Scottish Borderers which is now a museum. Admission is reasonably priced and the museum is entered via the inevitable gift shop which is quite well stocked. The building forms an open square with field guns on display on the barrack square. The... More

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Swindon, Wilts
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83 reviews 83 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Another jewel in the crown of Berwick. Take time out and take in some of the recent military history of Berwick. You will kick yourself if you miss this.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Spent a long time in the oldest part, reading about the early history of Berwick, very interesting and very well done. The memorials in the modern history section were very poignant.

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tyne and wear
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Me and my partner and Yorkshire terrier visited this museum it is very interesting and informative my favourite part was medieval berwick I was so pleased we could take the dog into the actual museum even though he was very nosey and had to be carried to see what was going on ( pleased he's not an Alsatian) i think... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Why does English Heritage not open at weekends.Most visitors are there then. shame about that even the information place does'nt know why.

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