The first planned Barracks in England was designed by architect Nicholas Hawksmoor and was key to enforcing the English-Scottish border from its opening in 1721.
Step into the Berwick of yesterday with its rich and frequently violent history as a border town.
- Experience the Burrell Collection, including: paintings by Degas and Boudin, watercolours by Northumberland-born Joseph Crawhall, oriental porcelain from Ming China, Ancient Egyptian antiquities and Venetian glass
- Discover the sights and sounds of old Berwick
- Uncover Berwick’s battles, see its weaponry and medieval art
- And everyone’s favourite – learn about dragons!