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Berwick upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard

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Two museums for the price of one!

Not a full day out by any means, but well worth the admission price. Fascinating insight into local... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mike A
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Fantastic Museum

As soon as you walk through the front gate and see the imposing courtyard with the cannons you get... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Blaine W
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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...more
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Parade, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1DF, England
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All reviews military history own scottish borderers english heritage british army parade ground well worth a visit regimental museum town museum interesting exhibits great museum purpose built couple of hours rainy day on display great place to visit entrance fee interesting visit
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not a full day out by any means, but well worth the admission price. Fascinating insight into local military history and military life in general with particular emphasis on the King's Own Scottish Borderers. These are the most expensive buildings maintained by English Heritage.

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 1 week ago

As soon as you walk through the front gate and see the imposing courtyard with the cannons you get a real sense of military connections. The museum itself is really informative, particularly for military enthusiasts

Thank Blaine W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just walking through the gatehouse oozes military atmosphere, the sense of a drill sergeant bringing you to attention in the large square ground. Each buildings around the square offers a different history from the Scottish v English wars to the present conflicts, filled with uniforms,...More

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EnglishHeritageTA, HPS at Berwick upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for such a lovely informative review of our Barracks and museums!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent an informative hour or more here and could have stayed longer. Very interesting with 3 exhibitions to see for a very reasonable entry fee. The only downside is that it would have been lovely to then sit and enjoy a cuppa but alas there...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a large open space with the parade ground in the middle a few different thing to do but not a full day. Toilets an a gift shop. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a significant site and worth a visit. The relatively small town museum is interesting and well presented. The museum relating the history of the army and barracks is not very successful, however. It is way too text heavy - I'd rather buy a...More

Thank Clive M
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Writing a review of the Barracks and Main Guard isn't as simple as you'd think. As others have mentioned, there are three museums within the barracks. Let's take everything one at a time: English Heritage own the barracks, so there's an entry fee (or membership...More

Thank Tony P
EnglishHeritageTA, HPS at Berwick upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for such a detailed and considered review of Berwick Barracks. Regarding entry prices, as you say, English Heritage members have free entrance to the Town Museum and Art Gallery as well as the other two museums, as do holders of the Museums Northumberland...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

There are three museums but we only had time to see two of them. The Berwick museum is a great museum with a lot to see. It's not interactive and has an old fashioned feel to it, but we loved it! It gave us a...More

Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 23 August 2018

This is a military museum near the centre of Berwick. There is a large car park opposite. The information is largely given on boards and this is really an old fashioned museum with little interactivity or multimedia presentation.

Thank md1mm
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Well worth a trip. Three museums of which most of us saw two of them. Very interesting medal collection and good to give me a reminder of what a Strowger telephone exchange looked like. I will save one room for another time.

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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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