Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks & Main Guard

Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks

The Parade
TD15 1DF

+44 01289 304493


Berwick Barracks, the first in Britain to be purpose-built, were begun in 1717 to the design of the distinguished architect Sir Nicholas Hawksmoor.

Today the Barracks houses three museums; The English Heritage run museum hosts ‘By Beat of Drum’, an exhibition on the life of the British infantryman. With recreated scenes of a soldiers life in the Barracks, this permanent exhibition gives a real insight into the building's past.

The King's Own Scottish Borderers regimental museum is also contained within the Barracks. An unrivalled collection of memorabilia from the regiment's 325 year history, including; uniforms, medals, weapons, documents and silver. Please check opening times as they may vary from English Heritage times.

Berwick Museum and Art Gallery is the final museum in the complex. The museum holds an interesting collection of items from the town's bygone industries in the ‘Window on Berwick' exhibition. A significant part of the museum's permanent display is the Burrell Collection, part of which was given to the people of Berwick by Sir William Burrell, whose fortune was made in shipping. Berwick Museum also has a changing exhibition space and a programme of family events. Details available on this website as they become available. Please check opening dates and times as they may vary from English Heritage times.


Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks is a venue for...
Berwick Food and Beer Festival, Berwick-upon-Tweed (Food Event)

Ticketing information

Type Entry for Guide price
(Barracks Adult Entry)
per ticket
(Barracks Child Entry (5-15yrs))
per ticket
(Barracks Concession Entry)
per ticket
(Barracks Family Entry (2ad/3ch))
per ticket

Under 5's FREE. English Heritage members FREE.

The entry fees stated include Gift Aid.

Prices are valid from 1st April 2019 to 3rd Nov 2019.

Dates & times for Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks, Berwick-upon-Tweed

From To
Monday01/04/2019Monday30/09/201910:00 - 18:00
Monday 01/04/2019 Monday 30/09/2019
Tuesday01/10/2019Sunday03/11/201910:00 - 16:00
Daily from 10:00 to 16:00.
Tuesday 01/10/2019 Sunday 03/11/2019

1st April-30th Sept 2019 (Daily) 10:00-18:00

1st Oct-3rd Nov 2019 (Daily) 10:00-16:00

All other times by arrangement

EH charges apply

Special offers



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Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks

TD15 1DF

+44 01289 304493

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