Crime Unlocked

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

Discover the dark side of Berwick’s history. What crimes took place in the town during the 18th and 19th centuries? Be judge and jury on historic criminal cases and experience life in an early 19th century jail.

Uncover cases documented in the local archives and visit a jail constructed in the mid 18th century before going on a short walk to locations connected with ºlocal crimes. Come along and find out more about how the town meted out justice in the past and its consequences. This is Berwick’s first “New Wave” event created by young people for young people. But don’t let that put you off, Berwick’s history is for everyone, whatever your age.

Event Times

Friday 16 September: 18:00
Sunday 18 September: 15:00

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Required
Go to:
Booking opens: 22 August 2022 20:00
Booking closes: 18 September 2022 13:00


The prison area is upstairs. After the prison visit, the walk is downhill.

COVID-19 Considerations

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

Additional Information

Max 15 people per tour/session. Last about an hour This event will start in the Town Hall but will finish at the Quayside.

Contact for the day: Berwick HODS Team - 07365 800503

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The large building in the middle of Marygate.

Organised by

Berwick Heritage Open Days