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.
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.
Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaHandrailsEasy-use CutleryAssistance Dogs WelcomeWheelchair LoanSite FoldersDog Bowl and ToiletingA dog bowl is provided outside the shop. We regret that there are no dog toileting facilities.Wheelchair AccessThere 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 DownDisabled visitors can be set down at the entrance to the Barracks, with no prior arrangement required.Disabled ParkingIn 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 TransportNoStairsThere 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 AccessNoSeating And RestpointsRestpoints are located within the exhibitions and outside around the parade square.Pathways Surface And GradientsPathways and surfaces are tarmacked hard standing, with a small section covered in cobbles.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible ToiletsHandrailsAssistance Dogs WelcomeBraille GuidesBraille SignageTorchesSensory ExperiencesThe 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 ToiletingA dog bowl is provided outside the shop. We regret that there are no dog toileting facilities.Handling ObjectsThere are sometimes objects which can be handled in the Berwick Museum & Art Gallery.Audio ToursNoSite ToursNoTactile ModelsNoAreas Of Low LightingNoColour ContrastsNoLarge PrintNot specifically, although some of the interpretation panels are in large print.
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs WelcomeVibrating Fire AlarmsTour TranscriptsFilm SubtitlesBSL ToursAudio Installation TranscriptsDog Bowl and ToiletingA dog bowl is provided outside the shop. We regret that there are no dog toileting facilities.Induction LoopsThere are permanent induction loops located around the shop counter.
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaEasy-use CutlerySensory ExperiencesThe 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 ObjectsThere are sometimes objects which can be handled in the Berwick Museum & Art Gallery.Basic Language Audio ToursNoEasy Read MaterialNoLarge Print MaterialNo
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use CutleryBottle / Food WarmingHigh ChairsSpecial DietsNo
Health And Safety
Trip HazardThere 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 HazardDisabled 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 TrafficThere is no traffic on site, unless contractors are working.Uneven GroundThe entrance to the Barracks is cobbled which can provide difficulties for some access.