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  • Museum opening 12/05/2021

    Berwick Museum & Art Gallery re-opens on 19th May 2021.  Initially it will 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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  • Border marriages 19/04/2021

    An online talk entitled “For Better, For Worse: Irregular Border Marriages on the East Coast” is being given by Linda Bankier, Berwick Archivist, on Thursday 29 April 2021, 7.00 – 8.00pm, as part of Northumberland Archives’ series of talks. Linda looks at where these marriages were held, what they involved, and how they came about. She investigates the priests who performed the ceremonies and discusses the records that survive.

    The talk will take place on Zoom.  Tickets are free and should be booked in advance on the 


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  • Portrait of a Town 16/04/2021

    An exhibition based on the Photocentre collection, entitled “Portrait of a Town” will open at the Granary Gallery on 29th May 2021, continuing until the beginning of October.  It focusses on individuals from the town of Berwick captured at work, at play, or in the studio.  The exhibition has been commissioned by Berwick Visual Arts and Northumberland Archives and is curated by Cameron Robertson. It has been supported by FBDMA and the Community Foundation.

    A website accompanying the exhibition has been set up and this will also support work on a related educational project.  See:


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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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  • Re-opening of Record Office 09/04/2021

    With the April relaxation of coronavirus restrictions, the Record Office will open again for personal visitors.  The timetable will be the same as that in force last autumn.  Opening times are Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10.00 – 12.30 and 2.00 – 4.30. A limited number of pre-booked appointments will be available, and social distancing guidelines will need to be observed and facemasks worn.

    Bookings will be handled by Eventbrite (no fees).  Appointments can now be booked for visits starting from Wednesday 21st April 2021.  Follow this link to the site:


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