Museum
  • Museum opening 16/04/2021

    Berwick Museum & Art Gallery is scheduled to re-open on 19th May 2021.  The initial plan is for it to open Wednesday – Saturday, but it is hoped that it may be possible to open on other days during the school holidays.

    One of the attractions which will be on display is the painting “Beach Scene” by L. S. Lowry, which has recently been bought for Museums Northumberland.  There will also be a special exhibition by the artist Jonny Hannah, entitled “Northumberland Folk”, and that will be shown throughout the summer season.


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  • Lowry in Berwick 12/04/2021

    When Berwick Museum and Art Gallery.re-opens to the public after lockdown, it will be displaying a painting by L.S. Lowry which has been acquired for Museums Northumberland.  “Beach Scene” (c1960) depicts the beach and sand dunes in the former fishing village of Spittal, and it celebrates Lowry’s long history with the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. It was purchased with the support of Art Fund, the Arts Council England/V&A Purchase Grant Fund, and the Guild of Freemen of Berwick, and The Friends of Berwick and District Museum and Archives also made a contribution to the purchase.

    Lowry was a regular visitor to...


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  • Closure of Museum 20/03/2020

    Berwick Museum & Art Gallery has postponed its opening for the summer season until further notice, because of the current situation concerning the COVID-19 outbreak.

    The latest information about services in Museums Northumberland can be found here.

     


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  • Burrell & French art 25/09/2019

    The FBDMA Autumn Lecture on Friday 25th October 2019 is entitled “French Paintings and Pastels in the Collection of William Burrell”.  It will be given by Vivien Hamilton (Research Manager, Art, at Glasgow Museums) who has written widely on French art and the Burrell collection. She will discuss the challenges and rewards of researching the provenance of Sir William Burrell’s paintings, which included works by Boudin, Fantin-Latour, and Degas.

    The lecture will take place at 7.00pm in the Parish Centre (Holy Trinity, The Parade). Light refreshments will be served afterwards.  All welcome.


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  • Museum opening 01/05/2019

    Berwick Museum & Art Gallery is open again for the 2019 season (until 30th September) with its standard opening times: Wednesday-Sunday, 11.00am – 4.00pm.  In addition, it will be open on Bank Holiday Mondays, and every day during the English school holidays (same hours).

    Free admission for members of FBDMA.

    For other details, see the Museums Northumberland website.


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