Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery
Alnwick NE66 1LX
Bailiffgate Museum depicts the history of Alnwick and the surrounding part of Northumberland in exciting and interactive displays as well as with traditional artefacts. Visitors can experience ten thousand years of history in one visit as well as enjoying the ever changing exhibitions in our gallery.
Bellingham Heritage Centre
Station Yard, Woodburn Road
Bellingham NE48 2DF
The Heritage Centre, Bellingham, is the local museum of the North Tyne and Redesdale areas of Northumberland, situated in the former railway station. We have exhibits on the Border Reivers, the Border Counties Railway, mining and farming.
Berwick Museum & Art Gallery
The Clock Block, Berwick Barracks, Ravensdowne
Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1DG
A collection of local social history and fine and decorative art set in a historic barracks complex. The international art comes from the collection of Sir William Burrell.
Hexham NE47 7JN
Chesterholm Museum - Vindolanda is a Roman Frontier military and civilian site, which has been the location of extensive excavation for over 30 years with archaeologists on site. Vindolanda also offers an Open Air Museum featuring replicas of a Roman temple, Roman shop and house.
Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland
The Abbot's Tower, Alnwick Castle
Alnwick NE66 1NG
The museum was founded to perpetuate the history of the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers and to show its continuation as part of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. The museum maintains a collection of uniforms, medals, weapons, paintings and memorabilia relating to the various historical campaigns in which the regiment has fought.
Hadrian's Wall & Housesteads Fort - National Trust
Hexham NE47 6NN
Housesteads is the most complete example of a Roman fort in Britain, and one of the most popular sites on the Wall. Perched high on the exposed Whin Sill escarpment, it commands breathtaking views.
Hexham Old Gaol
Old Gaol, Hallgate
Hexham NE46 1XD
The Old Gaol is the earliest documented purpose-built prison in England. It was built by order of the Archbishop of York 1330-33. Collections: Arms and armour from the C15th and C16th Items of local history (Tynedale) interest, photographs, documents and objects Border Library holds the Butler Collection, books, tapes and manuscript music relating to the culture of the Borders.
King's Own Scottish Borderers Regimental Museum
Berwick Barracks, The Parade
Berwick Upon Tweed TD15 1DG
The history of the regiment from 1689 to 2006 is traced through displays of uniforms, badges, medals, weapons and relics from the various campaigns in which it has been involved. Tableaux and dioramas dramatically bring to life the regiment's battles and aspects of the soldier's profession.
Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum
Morpeth NE61 1PD
This unusual museum specialises in the history and development of Northumbrian small pipes and their music. They are set in the context of bagpipes around the world - from India to Inverness. An ingenious sound system brings the pipes to life - each visitor may listen to the music through personal headphones and learn the difference between a rant and a reel.
Prudhoe Castle - English Heritage
Prudhoe NE42 6NA
On a wooded hillside overlooking the River Tyne stand the remains of this formidable castle. Archaeological evidence reveals that a defended enclosure existed on the site as early as the mid-11th century.
RNLI Grace Darling Museum
Bamburgh NE69 7AE
The RNLI Grace Darling Museum was established by the RNLI in September 1938. It commemorates the life and times of Victorian heroine Grace Darling who, with her father, rescued 9 survivors from the shipwrecked SS Forfarshire in 1838.
Roman Vindolanda & The Roman Army Museum
Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill
Hexham NE47 7JN
Vindolanda is one of the premier sites on Hadrian's Wall. The home of the Vindolanda Writing tablets, voted Britain's Top Treasure by the British Museum.
Woodhorn Museum & Northumberland Archives
QE II Country Park
Ashington NE63 9YF
Woodhorn is a vibrant, exciting place to visit all year round with a great programme of activities and exhibitions for the whole family. Inspired by monster coal cutting machines once used deep underground, the stunning Cutter building and original listed colliery structures house fascinating, hands-on exhibitions and displays. Collections: The Pitmen Painters were a group of mostly miners from Northumberland who founded the Ashington Art Group in the 1930s and who took as their subject everyday life in their mining community. Woodhorn museum holds the main Ashington Group collection of their work.
Wylam Railway Museum
Falcon Centre, Falcon Terrace
Wylam NE41 8EE
Wylam Railway Museum was opened in 1981, the bicentenary of the birth of 'The Father of Railways' George Stephenson who was born in Wylam, to commemorate Wylam's unique contribution to railway history. The museum is small, occupying a former classroom in the old village school, now known as the Falcon Centre. The displays focus on the famous local railway pioneers, George Stephenson, William Hedley, Timothy Hackworth and Nicholas Wood and the Wylam Colliery waggonway.