New Alnwick exhibition looks back on 150 years of beach holidays

A new exhibition celebrating 150 years of beach holidays is coming to Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery in Alnwick.

Wednesday, 30th March 2022, 1:32 pm
Beside the Seaside, a new exhibition at Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery in Alnwick.
Beside the Seaside, a new exhibition at Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery in Alnwick.

Beside The Seaside: 150 Years of Northumbrian Beach Holidays runs from April 2 to August 30 and will explore how the notion of taking a trip to the seaside has become recognised as a quintessential aspect of British culture.On display will be a fascinating collection of cameras, photographs and postcards, showcasing how families from different social classes have enjoyed Northumbrian seaside resorts from the Victorian era up till the present day.

There will be the opportunity to play traditional seaside games such as pin the tail on the donkey and Aunt Sally, and visitors will have the chance to dress up in traditional beach attire.Coinciding with the exhibition will be the opportunity to view seaside paintings from internationally recognised and Alnwick born artist Stella Vine.

Pricing: £5 Adults, £4 for Concessions, £1 for ages 5 - 16s and under 5s free.