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Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum

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Brilliant Staff, and Wonderful Exhibits

I visited the Northeast in 2013. When I got home, I discussed my trip with my mates. All of them... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
zarbios
Visit many species of bagpipes in a safe environment

A fascinating collection of bagpipes from many regions and countries. It’s rare to get to see the... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
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Bridge St | The Chantry, Morpeth NE61 1PD, England
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

I visited the Northeast in 2013. When I got home, I discussed my trip with my mates. All of them inquired if I had visited the Chantry Bagpipe Museum. I was chagrined to admit I had not. I visited this year when we repeated much...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank zarbios
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

A fascinating collection of bagpipes from many regions and countries. It’s rare to get to see the local Northumbrian pipes alongside, say, the French musette. Some weird and wonderful exhibits and good explanations. Very memorable and an important cultural asset for Morpeth and Northumberland.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit! The museum is a short walk from the railway station and there is parking near by. Many different types of bagpipe are displayed and clearly explained by labels in each case. And CDs and sheet music are on sale.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Edmund S
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Unexpectedly fascinating collections, beautifully displayed, in a great little museum. Well worth a visit, especially if you know nothing about Northumbrian music, and the rich heritage of song and dance music of the area.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Brian H
Reviewed 22 September 2018

A great place to find out more about the small pipes, their history and evolution. It's well laid out, and very informative.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank David S
Reviewed 22 September 2018

When most people think of bagpipes they think of the Scottish Highland pipes, or maybe Irish uilleann pipes. There are many, many more different types of bagpipes found throughout the world, and the Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum houses a unique and important collection of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

The Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum is situated in the centre of town and has plenty of easy access parking around it. The building itself is magnificent and is a beautifully restored section of a 13C Bridge Chapel, a rare and splendid thing to behold. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank raythepipes
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

This museum is unique. The collection of Northumbrian small Pipes is a national treasure, and truly edifying and educational. It’s an indispensable part of a proud North-Eastern heritage.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank andrew b
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

This place deserves more recognition like the famous Lake District pencil museum! Fascinating and informative and you can listen to compare the bagpipes. A great wet weather place to go in Morpeth.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ian S
Reviewed 21 September 2018

What a fantastic little museum with a wealth of information about the little known musical history of Northern England and beyond. I am surprised that this museum is not promoted more widely by the powers that be in Northumberland. You get to see and hear...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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