Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum

Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum

Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum
4.5
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Heather M
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
It is always a total pleasure to visit The Chantry. The selection of gift and art items is fabulous and the service is fantastic. I also enjoy being one of the artists that stocks them. They are lovely people to work with.
Heather Moore
The Peacock & The Printmaker
Written June 7, 2024
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fork_handles
Luton, UK2,091 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We visited the Morpeth Chantry during our stay in the town in March 2024. Part of the building is an extended Tourist Information centre and shop, which was staffed by several very chatty and friendly ladies who were all very helpful. There were also a large number of local crafts, books and food for sale within the shop which was very interesting. The Bagpipe Museum is located on the first floor of the centre, and gives a broad view of the development of the Northumberland Bagpipes and the difference between them and the Scottish instruments, as well as looking at local folk songs and the history of the area. It was all very interesting and we would recommend it.
Written April 15, 2024
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Debbie R
Melbourne, Australia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
The bagpipe museum is above this tourist information centre and amazing local gift shop supporting local artists. The bagpipe will be loved by all and a great Museum it had some great history about the region and was easily accessible
Written July 19, 2023
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Michelle C
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Very informative museum. We learnt some really interesting information of bagpipes through the centuries. Lots to see and a really nice gift shop.
Written June 14, 2023
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Janet L
Leeds, UK202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We spent most of the morning looking at the pipes displayed plus the exhibition room plus the information centre downstairs and the gift shop. We really enjoyed reading the History and made a few purchases
Written September 7, 2022
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Millie024
Llantwit Major, UK477 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
The chantry building has had an interesting history. Built as a bridge chapel, a priest said masses for the Lord of Morpeth and for the donor’s family. Dissolved by Henry VIII, the chantry became an Edward VI grammar school for a time. Today, it houses the local tourist information centre, a major poetry resource, a craft shop, and upstairs, a bagpipe museum. An informative booklet is available downstairs, which I only bought on the way out. It explains how pipes work, and the difference between the Northumbrian pipes and those played by highlanders in Scotland. The museum itself details the history of bagpipes, from medieval times, until the present day. There are examples on display, but no sign of the recorded music promised in the guidebook, which is about 20 years old. In an adjacent gallery was an exhibition where cut paper fish and words from Geordie songs were festooned around the beams, quite novel, and clearly quite a challenge to have. Created.
Written July 20, 2022
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Marie M
Durham, UK25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Very interesting museum - bagpipes aren’t just Scottish! The gift shop also has lots of lovely little bits in and is the only place I’ve seen in Morpeth where you can get a fridge magnet ( at £7 a magnet though!)
Written July 14, 2022
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Suzanne1308
Aberdeenshire, UK145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
This museum might not appeal to everyone but as a "pipeband" family it was right up our street. Its just a small place but since its free that's not an issue. We were lucky enough to visit on a day where they were demonstrating the Northumbrian small pipes so we found that really interesting. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.
Written April 7, 2022
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Guy N
Amble, UK22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
For those who think that bagpipes are exclusively Scottish, this is a great place to widen your experience. The different types of pipes,and resulting variety of sounds, are fascinating. The fellow or mouth blown alternative is another consideration. I have had a go at playing French pipes and I love the sound. I'd like to have more sound samples of the various pipes, and maybe a little more about the sort of music they play, but this is a minor complaint.
Written March 6, 2020
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william gerard b
Aberdeenshire, UK198 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Found this by chance while walking through the lovely town of Morpeth being Scottish the bagpipe museum has some great detail from countries around the world the displays are exceptional and we'll documented it is well worth a visit and it's free
Written July 3, 2019
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