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Bayle Museum

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Bayle Museum

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About

The word Bayle is derived from the French Baille meaning ‘enclosure’ or ‘ward’.

Recent archaeological surveys of the Bayle have concluded that a large proportion of the building dates to the late 12th Century. The initial use of the building is unclear although there is a possibility it may have been a gatehouse to a castle built by William le Gros after he took control of Bridlington Priory in 1143.

In the 14th Century the Bayle was the Gatehouse to Bridlington Priory, a porter lived inside the Bayle and monitored the comings and goings of the Priory. An Almoner also lived in the Bayle and distributed food and ale to the poor of Bridlington.

Since the dissolution of Bridlington Priory the Bayle has been used for many different purposes including a Prison, Court, School, Garrison, Non – Conformist meeting place, Town Hall and meeting room for the Lords Feoffees. Today the Bayle is a Grade I listed Building and scheduled Ancient Monument, which makes it of great interest historically and architecturally.

Facilities

Children

  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Guided tours for groups

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Welcome Host

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Map & Directions

Bayle Gate, Bridlington Old Town, YO16 4PZ
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Tel01262 674308

Awards

  • Yorkshire AwardsWelcome To Yorkshire Member Welcome To Yorkshire Member 2016

Opening Times

* Open from the 1st April to the 30th September, Mondays to Fridays, 11am to 4pm.

Open from the 1st October to the 1st November, Tuesdays to Fridays, 11am to 4pm.

Closed for the winter from the beginning of November to the end of March.

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