Building Berwick’s Town Hall

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 1BN

The building of Berwick-upon-Tweed Town Hall is a fascinating story. In this talk, local historian Jim Herbert will talk about the history of the many ‘tollbooths’ on the site of our present one.

The Town Hall in Berwick is an iconic building dominating Marygate. There has been a building on this site for many centuries but not the one we can see now. Having studied the building records and examined the fabric of the building (down to individual planks), Jim Herbert now presents his findings which tells a very different story from the accepted one.

Event Times

Friday 17 September: 19:00

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Required
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Booking opens: 9 August 2021 09:00
Booking closes: 17 September 2021 17:00

COVID-19 Considerations: This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

Additional Information

Max 100 people per tour/session. Lasts about an hour. If you are in Berwick over the weekend 18/19th September, why not visit the building which will be open as part of Heritage Open Days. Contact for the day: Berwick HODS - 07966 323231

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About the author 

Jim Herbert

Jim Herbert worked at Berwick Museum and Art Gallery for over twenty years. He now writes blog posts for Berwick Time Lines, conducts guided tours around Berwick and gives talks. He finds all periods of the Berwick’s history fascinating but his great love is Berwick Castle and the medieval walls which he has studied meticulously for many years.