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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.
graphicGymnasium Gallery
graphic'By Beat of Drum' Exhibition
graphicKing's Own Scottish Borderers Museum
graphic'Clock Block' Exhibition
graphicParking in town centre
graphicSouvenir Guide
graphicGift 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 (2018):
30 Mar - 30 Sep: 10am-6pm (Daily)
  1 Oct -   4 Nov: 10am-4pm (Daily)
  5 Nov - 31 Mar (2019): Closed
Note: Last admission 30 minutes before closing time
Main Guard: Please telephone for details (01289 330430)
Admissions (2018)
Children under 16
Children under 5
Family Group
Mon 30 Jul - Sun 2 Sep  
daily (11am - 5pm)
Attention! It's training time! Stand guard and become a first class soldier this summer holiday as Northumberland's mini soldiers are put through their paces at Berwick Barracks. What better place to start your training in a real life barracks?!
Join the drill and march and train like a redcoat and see what life was like for the Kings own Scottish Borderers.
Sat 4 - Sun 5 Aug
11am - 5pm
The Redcoats have returned to Berwick Barracks in Northumberland this weekend for a spectacular display of military prowess! See first-hand how the Barracks would have operated at the time it was occupied by the Kings Own Scottish Borderers Regiment. Watch as the Redcoat Soldiers take part in military drills, including live Musket fire, and get up close with authentic weapons and tools used at the time.
Potential soldiers can also see if they've got what it takes to be a Redcoat in our children's drills!
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