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Berwick upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard

Parade, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1DF, England
+44 1289 304493
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Interesting museum

Interesting Museum, lots to see, takes you on a journey through the different times in our military... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Louisezzz
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Brierley Hill, England, United Kingdom
Great museums.

I visited here with my family whilst we were on holiday in Berwick,and it was more interesting than... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Keri19830
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Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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Built in the early 18th century to the design of the distinguished architect Nicholas Hawksmoor, the Barracks was among the first in England to be purpose built. The 'By Beat of Drum' exhibition gives you an insight into the life of the British infantryman from the Civil War to the First World War. A stone's throw away from the Scottish borders and located in a Georgian market town it also boasts a range of other temporary and permanent exhibitions to explore: The King's Own Scottish Borderers museum, the Berwick Gymnasium Art Gallery and the Berwick Museum and Art Gallery.
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Parade, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1DF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting Museum, lots to see, takes you on a journey through the different times in our military history, lets dogs in, lots of stairs if you have difficulty with them, definitely worth a visit. Free parking by the church outside barracks.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited here with my family whilst we were on holiday in Berwick,and it was more interesting than i expected, i was pleasantly surprised.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just the place to go when you cannot see across the tweed. Full of history set just inside the old town walls. A military museum of great merit.

Thank Barbara M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out loads to see. Lots of interesting military exhibitions and artifacts. Staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. Some good interactive things to keep the kids amused too

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today with my wife and 2 small kids. My daughter is 6 months old she’s still in a pram and we soon found most of the exhibitions are up steep stairs meaning we could only access a few of the exhibits. What we did...More

Thank Andrew N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We purchased an English Heritage membership before embarking on a week long road trip so we stopped here & enjoyed our time there. Very nicely preserved. We had no trouble finding parking.... the church parking lot was full but there were street parking with the...More

Thank JessPem
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EnglishHeritageTA, Historic Property Steward at Berwick upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're very glad you enjoyed your visit! Our Overseas Visitors Passes last for 9 or 16 days and allow you to visit as many of our sites as you like!

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

This is well worth the time. There is a lot to see if you are interested in military history. Berwick is a lovely place to visit.

Thank whetstoneview
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

And free parking next to the church, some 50 yards from the front entrance of the barracks. Very helpful, friendly reception staff. Not expensive at all to enter and incorporates three areas of the barracks. The Kings Own borders Museum, the barracks Museum and Art...More

Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

The KOSB museam has a lot of exhibits and information for visitors to look at, we went to see one specific display of a person who was awarded the VC but there is a lot more to see

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

This is probably a really good museum. If we could have parked up then we would have visited. Parking is dreadful in Berwick. It might be free but all the car parks were full. Sorry but you have lost business because of this.

Thank Jo D
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mick r
5 January 2017|
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Response from EnglishHeritageTA | Property representative |
Berwick Barracks is open 7 days a week from April to October.
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