News & Events
  • Record Office users 19/05/2017

    From 1st June 2017, all users of the Record Office will need to register for a CARN card (County Archive Research Network – a national scheme run by the Archives and Records Association). This means that on your next visit to the Record Office you should bring with you some proof of identity showing your name, permanent address, and signature.  Acceptable forms of identification are as follows:

    Driving licence (name, address and signature)
  • Meet the author 27/04/2017

    On Monday 22 May 2017, author John Donoghue will be talking about his book The Death’s Head Chess Club, which describes the unusual relationship which develops across a chessboard between a Jewish prisoner and an SS officer at Auschwitz. The event will be held at Berwick Library in the Record Office reading room, from 2.30 to 3.30pm. Tickets are bookable at £4. 

    Click here for more details and booking arrangements.

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  • Cowe’s exhibition 03/04/2017

    An exhibition on the history and restoration of Wm. Cowe & Sons’ building at 64-66 Bridge Street in Berwick will be on display there between Monday 17th and Sunday 23rd April 2017. Open 10am – 4pm daily, free admission.

    Until 2010 the premises housed ‘The Original Berwick Cockle Shop’ owned by William Cowe and Sons. This exhibition brings together material and objects from a number of sources. It will chart the history of the property and its occupants and will also tell the story of the famous Berwick Cockle.

    The exhibition has been prepared by Cameron Robertson who has researched and documented...

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  • Museum opening 27/03/2017

    Berwick Museum & Art Gallery re-opens for the new season on Saturday 1st April 2017. There has been a re-display of the Medieval Gallery, and there is now to be a continuing display about Flodden. There is also an impressive model castle under siege tranferred from Alnwick Castle.

    Opening hours are:

    Wednesday – Saturday  11.00am – 5.00pm

    Sunday  11.00am – 4.00pm


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  • Lindisfarne Priory 27/03/2017

    On Monday 3 April 2017 there will be a talk by Howard Culley entitled “From St Aidan to the Reformation: the story of Lindisfarne Priory”, given for Bowsden History Group.  It will take place in Bowsden Village Hall at 7.30pm.  Free to Group members, visitors £2 (including light refreshments).

    The talk will trace the history of Lindisfarne Priory from its foundation as a simple Celtic monastery in the seventh century through its time as the centre of Christianity in Northern England, producing the Lindisfarne Gospels and other beautifully illustrated works, to its sacking by the Vikings and ultimate abandonment in...

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