Berwick Town Hall – Photographic Exhibition and Films

Town Hall, 16 Marygate, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 1BN

Visit a historic building in the heart of Berwick which is the hub for Berwick Heritage Open Days. See a photographic exhibition "A Glimpse into the David Moor Collection" and watch some films of Berwick in bygone times.

Berwick's Town Hall was rebuilt by the Guild of Freemen in the mid 18th century but is on a site connected with the Freemen back to the medieval period. The present building houses a magnificent Hall, Council Chamber, the former Goal for the Borough and a Bell Tower from where the bells are rung.

In mid-2019 the Guild of Freemen of Berwick upon Tweed were given the photographic collection of the late David Moor. His collection consists of in excess of 5000 images relating to the town's built environment taken between the 1850s and 2010. Moor was very conscious of creating a record of the changing face of the town, capturing buildings that were at risk of being lost to history. This was achieved both through his own lens and through collecting images by others. Many of the images offer a fascinating glimpse into the social history of the town, documenting parades, street scenes and everyday life.

Event Times

Saturday 18 September: 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 19 September: 11:00 - 16:00

Booking Details

No booking required


If you have limited mobility, please contact the Town Hall Keeper in advance on 01289 330900 .

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

Additional Information

The timetable for the films will be published nearer the time on social media. Contact for the day: Berwick HODS - 07966323231

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The large building with the steps in Marygate.

Organised by

Berwick Heritage Open Days and Berwick-upon-Tweed Corporation (Freemen) Trustees