ENGLISH HERITAGE
north northumberland
Berwick Barracks - Coat of Arms Berwick Barracks and Ramparts
One of the outstanding fortified towns of Europe
Berwick Barracks Berwick Barracks, among the first in England to be purpose-built, were begun in 1717 to the design of the distinguished architect Nicholas Hawksmoor.
 
Today, the Barracks hosts a number of attractions, including 'By Beat of Drum' - an exhibition on the life of the British infantryman. While there, visit the King's Own Scottish Borderers Museum, the Contemporary Art Gallery and the Berwick Borough Museum.
 
The Main Guard is a Georgian guardhouse near the quay, which displays 'The Story of a Border Garrison Town' exhibition.
  • Gymnasium Gallery
  • 'By Beat of Drum' Exhibition
  • King's Own Scottish Borderers Museum
  • 'Clock Block' Exhibition
  • Parking in town centre
  • Toilets
  • Souvenir Guide
  • Gift Shop
  • Gymnasium Gallery
  • 'By Beat of Drum' Exhibition
  • King's Own Scottish Borderers Museum
  • 'Clock Block' Exhibition
  • Parking in town centre
  • Toilets
  • Souvenir Guide
  • Gift Shop
How to find us
By Car: On the Parade, off Church Street in town centre.
By Bus: From surrounding areas.
By Train: Berwick-upon-Tweed ¼ mile
Telephone:
   Barracks (01289 304493)
   Main Guard (01289 330 430)
Daily opening times (2020)
30 Mar - 31 Jul: Closed
1 Aug - 30 Sep: 10am-6pm
   Oct - Nov: 10am - 4pm
2 Nov - Mar 2021: Closed

CoVid Restrictions: Pre-Booking ESSENTIAL.
Note: Last admission 30 minutes before closing time
Admissions (2020)
Adult:£6.50 (£5.90* )
Child (5-17 years): £3.90 (£3.50*)
Concession (tool-tip): £5.90 (£5.30*)
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children): £16.90 (£15.30*)
Family (1 adult, up to 3 children): £10.40 (£9.40*)
* price without donation

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