Heritage Open Days

Berwick’s Heritage Open Days will be held on 13th-15th September 2019, with over 35 events on offer in Berwick, Tweedmouth and Spittal.  Berwick Museum and Art Gallery will be open on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th (11am-4pm), and admission will be free of charge to all museums in the Barracks.  As well as the permanent displays, Berwick Museum will have the Graft and Glory exhibition showing how engineers and innovators from the North East changed the world, and there will also be some special activities for children.  Download the full programme here.

Berwick Town Hall will be open on Saturday 14th (10am-4pm) and on Sunday 15th (11am-4pm) as the main information point for the weekend, and also offering a café and a local history bookstall.  There will be an exhibition, Facades of the Fifties, showing how the town looked in the 1950s, and a selection of talks and local films throughout the weekend. The old gaol in the Town Hall will be open (1-3pm), and demonstrations of bell ringing will be on offer (Sat. 2pm, 2.45pm, 3.30pm; Sun. 5pm – booking required).

The programme of talks and films in the Council Chamber is as follows:


1pm Talk : Crime and Punishment in Berwick – the people and the buildings : Linda Bankier

2pm Film : Keeping House : the Cowe Buildings

3pm Talk : Cinematon – Introductory Talk : Peter Taylor



12 noon   Film : A Canney View of View : Berwick in the early 1970s

1pm Talk : Photocentre Collection : Cameron Robertson

2pm Talk : Elizabethan Berwick : Dr Catherine Kent

3pm Film : Richard Dimbleby’s Visit to Berwick, 1950; Snapshots of Berwick, late 1920s and 1911 Horse Parade


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