Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard

Access at Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard

Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance.

Advanced booking

You don’t need to book your visit in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit. The prices shown here include a discount. The admission price will be higher if you choose to pay on the day you visit.

You can book your advance ticket online up to 9am on the day you want to visit.

Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.

You can arrive anytime from the time slot you book, and stay as long as you like.

If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket will still be free. Please remember to bring your English Heritage membership card with you. Members are able to book tickets for those included in the membership only. Any additional bookings made will be chargeable on site.

Some of our sites can get very busy, especially on Bank Holidays. Our busiest times are between 11am and 2pm, so if you prefer to visit at a quieter time you may wish to visit outside of these hours.

Please remember to bring your booking confirmation with you when you visit.

You can currently book for visits up to 30 September. Tickets for the autumn will go on sale soon. We’ll update this page when we have more information available.

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Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Handrails
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Wheelchair Loan
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Site Folders
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
A dog bowl is provided outside the shop. We regret that there are no dog toileting facilities.
Wheelchair Access
There are ramps offering ease of movement around the exterior of the building. The museums themselves are all on multiple levels, which unfortunately does restrict access for wheelchair users. Each museum has a small number of steps up into them, however once inside, around half of both the Berwick Museum & Art Gallery and 'By Beat of Drum' are accessible.
Entrance / Set Down
Disabled visitors can be set down at the entrance to the Barracks, with no prior arrangement required.
Disabled Parking
In the nearby public car park at the end of Church Street, disabled badge holders may park for up to three hours free of charge.
OnSite Transport
No
Stairs
There are staircases in each of the museums in order to access the upper floors (handrails on the stairs). We regret that there are no lifts offering alternative access.
Lift Access
No
Seating And Restpoints
Restpoints are located within the exhibitions and outside around the parade square.
Pathways Surface And Gradients
Pathways and surfaces are tarmacked hard standing, with a small section covered in cobbles.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible Toilets
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Handrails
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Braille Guides
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Braille Signage
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Torches
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Sensory Experiences
The King's Own Scottish Borderers Museum and the Berwick Museum & Art Gallery include exhibits displaying the sounds of battles, conflict scenarios and life in Berwick through the ages. In the Barracks Square visitors can hear lovely birdsong.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
A dog bowl is provided outside the shop. We regret that there are no dog toileting facilities.
Handling Objects
There are sometimes objects which can be handled in the Berwick Museum & Art Gallery.
Audio Tours
No
Site Tours
No
Tactile Models
No
Areas Of Low Lighting
No
Colour Contrasts
No
Large Print
Not specifically, although some of the interpretation panels are in large print.
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Vibrating Fire Alarms
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Tour Transcripts
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Film Subtitles
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BSL Tours
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Audio Installation Transcripts
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
A dog bowl is provided outside the shop. We regret that there are no dog toileting facilities.
Induction Loops
There are permanent induction loops located around the shop counter.
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Sensory Experiences
The King's Own Scottish Borderers Museum and the Berwick Museum & Art Gallery include exhibits displaying the sounds of battles, conflict scenarios and life in Berwick through the ages. In the Barracks Square visitors can hear lovely birdsong.
Handling Objects
There are sometimes objects which can be handled in the Berwick Museum & Art Gallery.
Basic Language Audio Tours
No
Easy Read Material
No
Large Print Material
No
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
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Bottle / Food Warming
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High Chairs
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Special Diets
No
Health And Safety
Trip Hazard
There are steps leading up into two of the museums as well as into the shop, and a gutter around the edge of the parade square (at the centre of the Barracks) which may prove to be slight trip hazards.
Slip Hazard
Disabled access ramps from the square onto the surrounding walkway can become slippery when wet, as can the steps into the exhibition and shop.
Beware Of Traffic
There is no traffic on site, unless contractors are working.
Uneven Ground
The entrance to the Barracks is cobbled which can provide difficulties for some access.
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