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Bayle Museum

Baylegate, Bridlington YO16 4PZ, England
+44 1262 674308
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Somewhere very special to visit.

We have never managed to visit this museum on previous trips to Bridlington due to closure at this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PHILandLINDA
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London
Very informative

Was staying near Bridlington and decided to visit the Old Town. Entry to Museum was good value and... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
BeezoKent
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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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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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Baylegate, Bridlington YO16 4PZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have never managed to visit this museum on previous trips to Bridlington due to closure at this time of year, so to our surprise, we found it open this time around. As a historical monument of great importance to Bridlington, it is very fitting...More

Thank PHILandLINDA
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Was staying near Bridlington and decided to visit the Old Town. Entry to Museum was good value and it was a interesting mix of historic military, the town and nostalgic artefacts. Very interesting and very friendly and helpful staff.

Thank BeezoKent
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I learnt a lot about life in the past in Bridlington. Very well displayed exhibits with plenty of information easy to access.

Thank 007Yv0nne
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Fantastic! Excellent value at £2 for adults, helpful staff. There is a steep spiral staircase but chairs on every landing for a rest. Well worth a visit

Thank Fileybay2014
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Built into the original Priory Gateway, this museum has an amazing number of rooms & features over several floors. Tells the history of the local town and people. At the time of writing; the adult entrance fee £2, children free, and you got a free...More

1  Thank TravellingPandaA2B
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Small museum packed with lots of interesting items Well presented in an interesting building A shame they are limited to advertising expenses

Thank swarbrigg56
Reviewed 23 May 2017

My friend and I called in to this lovely little museum, the building itself is fascinating. It was only £2 to go in. The models in the displays were very impressive, so lifelike, the other displays were well set out too with lots of reading...More

Thank WakefieldMadHatter
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We had an hour to spare before heading home and decided to visit Bayle Museum. It's a walk up one side (steepish spiral stairs) visiting the various small rooms/displays on the way. Big room at the top choc full of interesting local history. Then down...More

1  Thank Peter H
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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...More

2  Thank Martin F
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...More

1  Thank CAROL F
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