Decade celebrated with a new glimpse into the past

A NEW exhibition, providing a glimpse into Alnwick’s past, will kick-start 2012 at the Bailiffgate Museum, as part of its tenth anniversary celebrations.

The museum, which re-opens on Tuesday having been closed over the festive season and the first few weeks in January, will host its first display of the year, entitled Historic Alnwick.

The showcase will transport viewers back in time through a collection of fascinating images, maps and texts celebrating some of the town’s old buildings and telling their stories.

The exhibition starts on Tuesday.

On top of that, there will be the chance to see a selection of beautiful photographs of inspiring Northumbrian landscapes and wildlife from last year’s successful exhibition, A Stroll in the Parks.

The displays are part of an exciting line-up of events and exhibitions which will be held at the attraction throughout 2012, to help mark the venue’s tenth anniversary.

Museum volunteer, Lisa Dunn, said: “The trustees and volunteers have put together a lively list of exhibitions and events at the museum which will be a fitting way to mark the 10th anniversary and we are trying really hard to come up with some new things to celebrate the tenth year.”

The museum is volunteer led, relying on the hard work and creativity of its community of volunteers and trustees. To get involved or for more information, contact the museum by emailing ask@bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk or calling 01665 605847. From Tuesday, the museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays (closed Mondays), 10am to 4pm. Admission charges apply.

Visit www.bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk for more details.