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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John A, Whitby, United Kingdom
This is really three museums for the price of one. Interested in the history of Alnwick and Northumberland? Check out the ground floor. Interested in social history (and the life of coal miners in particular)? Check out the basement. Interested in architecture? The building was a church until relatively recently. Got kids to entertain? There's dressing-up items galore and a well thought-out trail to be had. The icing on the cake (for me at least) was the exhibition in the top floor featuring original art from the illustrated editions of the Harry Potter novels, which was both unexpected and rather wonderful. Bravo to whoever came up with the idea of the exhibition- and bravo to the polite, well-informed and all-around lovely staff. You made a lovely visit a fantastic one- one might even say a magical one. Well done once more- and keep up the good work!
Very brief visit
mvwardell, Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
Small museum packed with information about the locality. There was a lot about Harry Potter which we ignored. Seemed a strange place to have such an exhibition based on a fictional character when the history of Alnwick and Northumberland is packed with real and important people and events. Perhaps I am getting too old and still think of museums as repositories of factual information rather than vehicles to give support to millionaire writers of fiction. Looking forward to seeing the gratitude of the author reflected in a substantial donation to the museum funds rather than the tiny amount of my entrance fee. Yes, I am getting too old.
Harry Potter Illustrations
paulwebdale, Doncaster, United Kingdom
A beautifully set out temporary display of illustrations from the Harry potter Books. Lots of input from local schools and all very imaginatively set out. The display is supported by Seven Stories Museum in Newcastle. I believe the illustrations are moving down to The British library later in the year so visit while you can. The museum is right next door to Alnwick castle. Plenty of on street parking but some roads are very tight
dragongirl29, Sunderland, United Kingdom
Visited the museum to look at the Harry Potter exhibition, beautiful art work. Staff really pleasant and knowledgeable about the other exhibits kids had a great time and learnt lots of new things.
Interesting few hours with kids
It was interesting and the entrance price was good ,grandchildren especially liked it .it was a gob to get them out