Did you know that Alnwick Castle contains an extraordinary and unusual collection and archive that has remained on site throughout its history and has been owned by the same family for over 900 years? A trip to the castle would not be complete without visiting the collections and archives housed within the castle walls; they play an important role in preserving and recording the history of Northumberland, as well as Alnwick Castle and its inhabitants.

A small professional team manages the Northumberland collection and archive; no public funding is received towards its conservation and preservation.

Whether you are looking to plan your visit and explore all the things that the castle has to see and do with your family during school holidays or you would like to include a trip to the Alnwick Castle archives and collections as part of an educational visit, you can book your tickets online or contact one of our team who will be happy to assist you with your enquiry.