Opening times

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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Opening times

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
More information

Opening times

  • Monday 10am - 5pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 5pm
  • Thursday 10am - 5pm
  • Friday 10am - 5pm
  • Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday Closed
More information

Opening times

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 10am - 4pm
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Some of the museums are currently running to Winter season opening times.  To find out more, visit the Opening Times page.

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Berwick Museum and Art Gallery / About the Museum / Learning

Exciting learning opportunities for everyone as we share Northumberland’s stories.

Learning is central to the work we do as we discover, collect and share Northumberland’s stories.

Find out about some of the exciting opportunities we can offer for learners of all ages and abilities including school, family and lifelong learning.

Schools Learning

We’re making learning fun and bringing the past to life at Berwick Museum and Art Gallery.

We offer a range of enjoyable and educational activities both on and off-site. 

Explore the exciting history of Berwick-Upon-Tweed as a border town or meet the man who gave the town an exceptional collection of fine art and collectables from around the world.

From prehistoric people to medieval monarchs, a Tudor tradesman to a 20th century collector, discover the people and stories that shaped this place and the evidence they left behind.

We offer excellent opportunities for cross-curricular learning encouraging pupils to use critical thinking skills and creativity as they explore primary and secondary sources.

Workshops can be adapted to suit any age or ability and the emphasis on experiential learning ensures that our activities are accessible to all.

A range of learning workshops are available at Berwick Museum including:

  • Bronze Age Dig
  • Castles
  • Berwick – From Golden Age to Darkest Days
  • Berwick – Life in a Tudor Garrison Town
  • The Battle of Flodden
  • Berwick’s Burrell Collection – ‘The Man Who Collected the World’

For full details, download the Berwick Museum and Art Gallery learning leaflet.

“It was excellent seeing the children transfer what they had been learning in the classroom to what they were seeing; it really brought the whole topic alive and made what they’re learning relevant.”

Teacher comments

“My favourite part was going to Berwick Museum and learning about the friars. You taught us so much about them. I didn’t even know about them before. I am very happy that you gave up your time, let us hold real artefacts and more!”

Rebecca, Chirnside Primary School

Family Learning

Take part in enjoyable and educational family activities each time you visit Berwick Museum and Art Gallery.

Learn about our local history and heritage, museum collections and exhibitions through our fun, hands-on family activities.

Our family activities are always linked to our wonderful collections or our temporary exhibition programme, so see what delights are on offer when you next visit.

There’s a fun hands-on activity waiting for family visitors each weekend and during the school holidays.

Off Site Learning

If you can’t come to our museums, perhaps we can come to you?

We offer outreach sessions, loan boxes, reminiscence sessions and downloadable resources.

For more information about any of our learning opportunities, take a look at our Learning pages or you can contact the learning team learning@museumsnorthumberland.org.uk

Young Archaeologists’ Club 

 

The Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) is the only UK-wide club for young people aged 8 to 16 who are interested in archaeology.

YAC’s aim is for all young people to have opportunities to be inspired and excited by archaeology. This is done through the national YAC website and local branches.

Our YAC branch is based at Berwick Museum and Art Gallery but covers a large area stretching across north Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

At our monthly, Saturday meetings, our young archaeologists are given the opportunity to explore the history of the area, discover archaeology and bring the past to life through a variety of craft activities, site visits and field work opportunities.

To find out more or to join the Young Archaeologists’ Club contact Jane Miller at Berwick Museum and Art Gallery.

Email Jane at JMiller@museumsnorthumberland.org.uk

Also take a look at the Young Archaeologists’ Club website www.floddenyac.wordpress.com

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