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Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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100 Years of Fashion

To my shame this is the first time I have visited this delightful museum, drawn in by their latest... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sheila T
Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
First visit but definitely not the last

Can't believe it's taken me so long to make my first visit to this museum. A real gem, and with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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...more
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14 Bailiffgate, Alnwick NE66 1LX, England
+44 1665 605847
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Reviewed yesterday

To my shame this is the first time I have visited this delightful museum, drawn in by their latest exhibition which is all about fashion - 100 years of it in fact. Westwood, Chanel and McQueen to name three of the designers whose clothes are...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sheila T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't believe it's taken me so long to make my first visit to this museum. A real gem, and with exhibitions changing regularly it won't be long before I visit again, next time with friends and family in tow. Highly recommended, especially with Easter holidays...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited whilst on holiday in the area for a couple of days. Only a small museum but we spent an enjoyable hour and a half there. Interesting local history and dressing up activities for children. Very helpful and friendly staff who obviously took pride in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Found the section about Alnwick's past very interesting. Well presented with just enough information. Loved the current exhibition on fashion. Appreciated being able to get close to exhibits. Staff warm and helpful. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little museum summarising the local history. Mouse hunt activity for the little ones kept them entertained. Real gem of a museum.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I say this about all museums and especially those run by volunteers- keep coming! Your £4 gets you a history of the local area and industry and it’s very interesting. The building itself is lovely. On the first floor was an exhibition about a woman...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Dudley G, Webmaster bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk. at Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Anne Louise Thank you for your very positive comments. It is a huge boost to our volunteers to hear that their work is appreciated. They are toiling away like beavers today setting up our most ambitious exhibition so far- 100 Years of Fashion '. I...More

Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

I took my 13 year old and 8 year old to this museum. They both really enjoyed it - lots to get involved with and lots of interactive segments to the museum. This is especially nice as a lot of museums are look but don’t...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kazphan
Reviewed March 5, 2019

a really great little museum on local history. Bags of fun for little ones, our 1 yr old had a whale of a time messing with everything.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank zacharyjamesdad
Reviewed February 25, 2019

We keep meaning to pop in to the museum, whenever we're in the area, but always seem to run out of time. This time, I insisted, and I'm so pleased that we visited! The local history section, and interactive exhibits are fantastic for adults and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mellski
Reviewed February 25, 2019

Went here to see the Stella Vine exhibition which was upstairs but also went round the permanent local history display downstairs. Live locally but have not visited the museum for ages. Enjoyed this exhibition a lot and like the look of others coming up during...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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August 3, 2016|
Response from JoEastMidlands | Reviewed this property |
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.