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Bayle Museum

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Address: Baylegate, Bridlington YO16 4PZ, England
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+44 1262 674308
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11:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 16:00
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Closed for season end of October to 27th March 2017

Monday to Friday 11am to...

Closed for season end of October to 27th March 2017

Monday to Friday 11am to 4pm with last admission at 3:30pm

FREE on street parking

NO DISABLED ACCESS. Entrance to the museum via 2 staircases.

A Monastic Gatehouse housing a museum and collection of local artifacts. Description The word Bayle is derived from the French Baille meaning 'enclosure' or 'ward'. Recent archaeological surveys of the Bayle have concluded that a large proportion of the building dates to the late 12th Century. The initial use is thought to have been a gatehouse to a castle built by William le Gros after he took control of the Bridlington Priory in 1143.

In the 14th Century the Bayle was the Gatehouse to the Bridlington Priory, a porter lived inside the Bayle and monitored the comings and goings of the Priory. An Almoner also lived in the Bayle and distributed food and ale to the poor of Bridlington. Since the dissolution of the Bridlington Priory the Bayle has been used for many different purposes including a Prison, Court, School, Garrison, Non-conformist meeting place, Town Hall and meeting room for the Lords Feoffees. Today the Bayle is a Grade I listed Building and scheduled Ancient Monument, which makes it of great interest historically and architecturally.

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Housed in what used to be the gate-house for Bridlington Priory, built in the 11th century, the building itself is older than most of the excellent exhibits. Entry was only... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Housed in what used to be the gate-house for Bridlington Priory, built in the 11th century, the building itself is older than most of the excellent exhibits. Entry was only £1.00 so it's value for money. The museum is closed during the winter months, and does not open weekends apart from when there are special events taking place. Because of... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

For £1 this was excellent. Packed with various snippets/pockets of information e.g.WWII personal letter from an prisoner of war to 1640s - the gloves of Queen Henrietta when visiting Charles II in Bridlington. You could spend a couple of hours here easily. However, if children are with you - 40 mins or so. It's on 3 levels with a narrow... More 

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Lincolnshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This gatehouse holds a lot of information and collections of all kinds. You climb up the spiral staircase, stepping off at each floor to see the collections. There is also a garderobe that has been re-created! The exhibits carry on across the top floor and then down the new wooden staircase back to the ground floor, where there is a... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We walked from the town centre only to find the museum had s note on the door to say it was closed for the week. This was despite checking the opening times a week or so before. I volunteer in a museum and the most we have had to shut without notice because of illness etc. Is half a day.... More 

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1 Thank Nigel L
BayleMuseum, Museum Assistant at Bayle Museum, responded to this review

Dear Nigel L We are sorry that your visit to the Museum was unsuccessful on this occasion. Unfortunately circumstances beyond our control meant we had to close the Museum to the public at short notice for one week. This is not a normal occurrence and we hope that this does not deter your visiting in the future. If we can... More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

great musuem not recommended for people with young children or disabilities cos of the staircase really steep and not the safest tbh but the history of the building is amazing

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cullercots
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Disappointed this was closed on a Saturday. Looked like it had a really good exhibition. Missing a lot of trade being closed on a weekend

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BayleMuseum, Museum Assistant at Bayle Museum, responded to this review

In previous years the Bayle Museum has had weekend opening hours. During the course of this time we discovered that we received significantly less visitors than during the weekdays. With much deliberation and market research the Lords Feoffees decided that the Museum would open only on selected weekends throughout the season and these would coincide with festivals or fairs held... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Took the grandchildren and plenty to interest and amuse them. Only costs £1 each, and children free!

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Looked round with family whilst on holiday nice experience plenty to see .we enjoyed the interactive quizzes on different items chosen in the museum.

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Thank traceymudie
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We had a great visit to the museum...can't fault anything...very interesting and really nice staff, cute souvenir shop. You don't get much for £1 these days, but you do get to see the museum for it. Well worth a visit

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Thank Mari22446698
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Although this is only a small museum. It is still worth a visit and has some good educational information. Downside would be the steps as it is not wheelchair friendly. Very cheap, only £1 entry. Deffo worth a visit. Thumbs up 👍🏻

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