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There is so much to discover at the Bailiffgate – through our displays and interactive activities, films, music and song, a history discovery area, local newspaper archives and evocative images of the past.
There are changing exhibitions in the upstairs gallery which showcase local history, arts and crafts. We have a range of books, DVDs and interesting mementoes of your visit in our small shop.
The Museum has been recognised as one of the 25 best places in the country for early years children to visit and there are plenty of dressing up clothes, hands-on activities and quirky stories to capture kid’s imaginations.
We are proud to present the stories of our local heritage and our Northumberland landscape. However we are not only historians of the past – through our Heritage at the Heart of the Community project, we are working with local communities on preserving our heritage here and now – so there will always be something new to see and experience at the Bailiffgate.
Whether you are visiting the area or live in Alnwick and District, Bailiffgate has so much to offer!
Lilburns is a family run business based on Paikes Street Alnwick Northumberland. Well known for its fabulous food which is all sourced locally, Lilburns has a reputation that speaks for itself.
The Harry Hotspur statue at Alnwick Castle, commemorating one of the most famous knights in English history, Henry (Harry) Percy, son of the 1st Earl of Northumberland.
The centre of town is the market place, with its market cross, and the relatively modern Northumberland Hall, used as a meeting place. Surrounding the market place are the main shopping streets: Narrowgate, Fenkle Street, and Bondgate Within. The last of these is a wide road fronted by commercial buildings. Bondgate Within has a plethora of coffee shops, tea rooms, boutiques, an art gallery, ice cream parlour and quirky gift shops and home furnishings.
People from the town and its surrounding district have been coming to Alnwick Markets for hundreds of years to buy and sell and exchange news with traders and acquaintances. On Market days you can buy local produce, find a bargain and enjoy the genial atmosphere in the Market Place.
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