Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard

Group visits to Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks

Georgian 'Redcoat' barracks and guard house. The first in Britain to be purpose built and now home to history and the arts. An exhibition gives an insight into the life of a British infantryman from the Civil War to the First World War.

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Group Discount

We offer a 15% discount (10% for Stonehenge) for travel trade and organised groups of 11 or more paying visitors when payment is made in a single transaction.
Per group you also receive:

  • free entry for one tour leader
  • free entry for one coach driver

The tour leader, coach driver and any English Heritage members do not count towards the group totals.

Booking information

Trade admission prices and opening times:

Please refer to our Trade Admission Prices & Site Opening Times brochure for pricing and opening times information at our top sites for groups. 

Making a booking:

Contact information for making your group booking can be found in the Visit & Contact Information section below.

Please include the property name and date of visit in the subject line of your email along with the following information:

  • Group name
  • Name of property
  • Tour reference/booking reference (if applicable)
  • Date and time of arrival
  • Number of visitors

Payment method:

Payment can be made on arrival by: cash, credit/debit card, cheque (made payable to The English Heritage Trust), Agency Voucher Scheme (AVS).

Visit & Contact information

  • Coach parking: There is no coach parking available on site. There is a car park about 100 yards from the site which is chargeable and coaches can drop off on Church Street which is next to the car park.
  • Catering: Vending machine selling tea, coffee and hot chocolate, as well as a selection of cold drinks and ice creams. A number of cafes, pubs and restaurants can also be found in the centre of Berwick-upon-Tweed, which is within walking distance of the site.
  • Exhibition: The site boasts a range of temporary and permanent exhibitions to explore, including 'By Beat of Drum', which gives you an insight into the life of the British infantryman, and 'The Story of a Border Garrison Town'. The Gymnasium Gallery also holds a variety of art exhibitions for short periods throughout the year.
  • 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.
  • Average length of visit: 2 hours.

Address: Parade, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 1DF

Email: bookings@english-heritage.org.uk (group bookings)

Telephone: Berwick Barracks: 01289 304493 (general enquiries only)

Group Travel Support

Further support and useful resources available to group travel organisers can be found on our dedicated Group Visits webpages.

For educational groups, please visit our School Visits webpages.

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