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Border History Museum

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Address: Hexham House Old Gaol | Hallgate, Hexham NE46 3NH, England
Phone Number:
+44 1434 652349

This museum features relics from medieval Britain.

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Interesting little museum

Lovely old building. Museum is quite small, but interesting none the less, especially the history of the rievers. Sort of place to spend an hour or two, rather than a whole day... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely old building. Museum is quite small, but interesting none the less, especially the history of the rievers. Sort of place to spend an hour or two, rather than a whole day, but worth a visit if in Hexham

Thank lukedwards
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were the only visitors in here till we left, such a shame as it is excellent. You are given a laminated sheet to help guide you round and the lift up and down makes it a great visit for those who find stairs difficult. It is jammed full of fascinating facts and items and has a great atmosphere. A... More 

Thank dancingassassin
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Loved it especially the history of the rievers in the debatable land. Trace the family names of the orders. Lift makes it accessible to all. Brill

Thank Gimamo
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121 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Well laid out and lots to look at in a fairly small area - interesting but not overpowering! The staff very friendly and informative, which added real value to the visit.

Thank MuzzleTurkey
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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315 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Small museum set in the Old Gaol (the first purpose built gaol in Britain). It describes how hard life must have been in the boarder country in the past. Some good things for children to do. Take about one hour to visit.

Thank Dave B
Ghajnsielem, Malta
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This has to be one of the best kept little museums I have ever visited. It is well laid-out and there are things for children to do to keep them amused. There is sufficient information available to give you a real feel of the reivers - even to the extent of dressing like one.

1 Thank JulieSh_11
Colchester, United Kingdom
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447 reviews
201 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Very friendly and informative staff and an interesting place to visit for an hour our so. Some interesting displays of local history. A good place to visit if you are in the town.

Thank Hemmo1968
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

A well organised and comfortable visit to a place with an uncomfortable past. Reminds us of the terror of anarchy.

Thank Grumpigrandpa
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Hexham Old Gaol. Staff are helpful, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Many of the exhibits are interactive which is great for the children although the main attraction was the dungeon. Dogs are also welcome at this attraction which is an added bonus if you are travelling with your four legged friend. Value for money and... More 

2 Thank sparklywater
Cupar, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Staff again polite and friendly good use of modern display techniques good accurate historic details

1 Thank fozzybear65

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