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  • Heritage Open Days 2022 03/07/2022

    This year’s Heritage Open Days will be held on 9th – 18th September 2022.  In Berwick the main ‘in person’ events will be from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th September, and as usual many sites and buildings will be open to the public, free of charge, including some which are not normally accessible.  

    Between now and then, details of places and events will be added to the Heritage Open Days website as they become confirmed.

    Lots of volunteers will be needed...


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  • Jubilee exhibition 13/05/2022

    A photographic exhibition, “Berwick-upon-Tweed 1952-2022”, to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be held in Berwick Town Hall on Saturday 4th June (10.00am – 4.00pm) and Sunday 5th June (11.00am – 4.00pm).  Material from the archives will be used to illustrate the town’s history during the Queen’s reign, including some of the royal visits here.  A Timeline for Berwick 1952-2022 is being produced, and there will also be some archive films shown in the Council Chamber.

    Admission is free and refreshments will be available.

    The Friends are grateful to the


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  • Museum open 06/04/2022

    Berwick Museum & Art Gallery is open for its 2022 season from Wednesday 6th April.  The regular opening hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 10.00am – 4.00pm;  additionally during the Northumberland school summer holidays it will be open every day.  Members of FBDMA are admitted free;  for other admission charges see the Museum website.

    The Museum has a special exhibition this season called ‘Of the Sea and Of the Sky’ which shines a spotlight on the rich diversity...


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  • Historic Towns Trust 06/04/2022

    A presentation to Berwick Civic Society on the Historic Towns Trust and their plans to collaborate on the creation of a historic map of Berwick will be given by Dr Julian Munby, former Head of Buildings at Oxford Archaeology, on Wednesday 13 April 2022 in the Parish Centre.

    The talk will follow the AGM of the Civic Society which starts at 7.00pm.  There is a £2.00 admission charge for non-members.  More details on their website.


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  • TillVAS at Ford Forge 01/04/2022

    The Till Valley Archaeological Society (TillVAS) has moved into new premises at Ford Forge, adjacent to the Heatherslaw Railway, and they are holding Open Days on Saturdays 9th and 16th April 2022, 10.00am – 3.00pm.  In the Display Room there will be objects illustrating the industries and activities which have been pursued there (a spade and nail factory, a textile mill, a sawmill, a chapel) as well as old maps and details about the families who lived there. 

    Entry is free, and there will be activities for children.  There is a public car park, and refreshments are available at the Boes Café at Heatherslaw...


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