Bailiffgate Museum brings to life the people and places of North Northumberland in exciting interactive style. Art and history-based exhibitions are staged in the gallery.
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|Illustrating Harry Potter, Alnwick(Arts and Crafts)|
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lindieloo1108, Oxford, United Kingdom
As the castle was closed we headed off to the Bailiffgate Museum. The main floor was filled with local history and information. However this is a place that is geared up more for families with young children. There is hands on stands all around and dressing up areas to stop little ones getting bored. For families it's great for couples it's ok.
Excellent small museum
profjoypc, Alnwick, United Kingdom
The Bailiffgate museum is well worth a visit if you wish to explore the history and heritage of Alnwick town and its local environment. We saw a splendid exhibition of the history of Alnwick with an excellent collection of artefacts and photographs. We also enjoyed an exhibition relating to the First World War and its impact on Alnwick and its local community. There are special exhibitions held regularly and it is well worth checking the website to see what will be coming (for example a Harry Potter exhibition in March 2017). The exhibits we saw were beautifully displayed with adequate signage and information. Entry is a reasonable price (£4 for non-concession adults). Students and unemployed have free entry. The museum is run by a Friends group - with volunteers who take care of the shop and reception desk. The ladies who were there when we visited were extremely welcoming and helpful.
Well worth a visit and dogs are allowed - Happy Days
Joy A, Linlithgow, United Kingdom
Visited Alnwick for weekend and of course castle was closed and weather was dreadful , came across this museum which was interesting , well laid out and informative , there is even a surprise to keep children keen.
izzybrack, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
We have traveled to Alnwick for a short stay although on the day we planed to go to Alnwick castle it was pouring with rain plus Alnwick castle is closed at the moment so we drove around and found bailiffgate museum and as we have children aged 8 10 and 12 so we were all eager to go so we went inside we were greeted by a very helpful and friendly person and she began to tell us about all of the exhibitions and for 2 adults and 3 children £11 was pretty amazing! We explored the ground floor and throughly enjoyed the World War One exhibition where are children enjoyed stories and then made some soliders, all of the staff were extremely helpful and were happy to entertain the children, all in all what could have been an awful day weather wise turned into a fun activity filled morning, we would recommend this museum to everyone and will be visiting again .
lindaG6123OV, Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
I visited this small museum in early February 2017. Very interesting content. Good portrayal of local history. Well displayed. Attentive staff. Lovely historic building. Reasonably priced.