Bailiffgate Museum

14 Bailiffgate
NE66 1LX

01665 605847

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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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Group rates available on request. School visits welcome. Well behaved dogs on a lead welcome unless there is a school party in the museum.

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Small museum about the history of Alnwick

Hillary S, Wigan, United Kingdom
This is a very small community museum run by volunteers. Although the ground floor display area is small it has been laid out in an interesting, informative and interactive way for both adults and children. It is more parochial than the larger museums and because of that it adds perspective to the history it portrays. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. On the upper floor was the Fashion Exhibition depicting fashion over the last 100 years. The costumes were on free standing manikins which you could walk round and the visitor is on trust not to touch. It was so much nicer to see the detail close up without the restrictions of glass reflecting and obscuring. The items from Chanel, Westwood, Dior and Galiano were exquisite. Accessories were also displayed such as shoes, hats, bags, jewellery and scarves. But to reward the well behaved there was a corner for dressing up in and taking selfies. Costumes from each period had been made up in varying sizes along with accessories. Just brilliant! It was most definitely value for money and the entrance fee helps to keep it going.

100 Years of Fashion

Karen J,
Amazing to see how this exhibition has been curated with such care. Items from Dior, Chanel, Galiano, Westwood and many more on display. Even costumes from 1920s through to 1980s specially made for visitors to try on. Beautiful garments from model Stella Tennant with photos of her wearing them too. Stunning displays in local shop windows advertise this exhibition which is all assembled by volunteers.

Costume Exhibition and wonderful staff!

DADowning, Morpeth, United Kingdom
I visited the Costume exhibition today with a friend and her small well behaved dog. When we were told dogs were not allowed into the costume exhibition we were disappointed, This was absolutely understandable when it was explained to us you walk amongst the costumes so you can really see the level of details on them. However, the lovely woman at the reception then spontaneously offered and indeed did look after pet Ruby behind the counter for us during our visit. How helpful was that?! The costume exhibition was lovely and nostalgic of a bygone age. The dresses were so elegant, and for those who would like to see themselves in dresses from the last century, there was a clothing rail full of lovely items to try on. This exhibition was well worth seeing and was good fun! Definitely recommended and with a very reasonable entry fee too.

100 Years of Fashion

Sheila T, Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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 on show, on loan to the museum by Stella Tennant. Not just clothes, but accessories too, and lots of interesting information about changing fashions. For me it was wonderful to get right alongside the clothes as they are not locked away in glass cases. Do listen to and watch Stella Tennant's short video about her clothes. Very interesting.There are clothes to try on for the inevitable selfie and activities for children. Don't miss it. As this was our first visit, we had a good look round the museum. We'll certainly be back, in fact we're going to take out a friends subscription. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly and there is a small bookshop selling maps, local books and children's books too, some pertaining to this exhibition.

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 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 and a new 100 Years of Fashion exhibition coming up. Something for all ages.

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