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“The first proper barracks in the UK.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Berwick upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard

Berwick upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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740 reviews
341 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 529 helpful votes
“The first proper barracks in the UK.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

This site, now in the hands of English Heritage, is well worth visiting. Be sure also to visit the museum of the King's Own Scottish Borderers, within the barracks. And I still remember the stunning WPC 22 of the Northumbria Constabulary (for whom I broke into a disused barracks!).

Visited October 2012
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Barracks Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

We didn't get to this venue until late in the afternoon which was a mistake as we found the exhibitions on offer very entertaining and could have happily spent several more hours at the barracks.

Visited September 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great museum with added features for children.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

Everything. The information boards with the displays were sufficient to tell you what you needed to know, without being too technical. A good experience for all.

Visited August 2013
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Sheffield, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Very interesting collection of museums”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

This is my second visit to the Berwick upon Tweed Barracks and Main Guard museum. This is an English Heritage managed attraction and there is a small fee for entry. The regimental museum is OK and there are plenty of interesting artifacts to see (including Adolf Hitlers writing paper from his Berlin Bunker!). The 'By Beat of Drum' exhibition was also really interesting although younger kids may get bored as there aren't many hands on activities. The final museum is the Berwick upon Tweed museum and it has an interesting collection of objects related to the town and surroundings. The kids enjoyed playing with the old fashioned cash register and they loved using the old telephone exchange.

Visited August 2013
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Cheddleton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“KOSB Retiring Colours”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

Trip purposely for KOSB returing of Colours Ceremony at the Barracks attended by HRH Princess Anne. FABULOUS Day

Visited July 2013
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