Discover a gem of a museum illustrating the history and development of bagpipes and especially featuring the unique Northumbrian small pipes.
Find out how the Northumbrian pipes are different to other bagpipes and browse a stunning collection of 150 sets from around the world housed in this beautiful medieval Chantry building right in the centre of Morpeth.
Enjoy too the delights available in the craft and tourist centres downstairs in the Chantry too. Look out for live music performances and interactive family fun.
Open: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm.
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Credit / debit cards accepted
Dogs / pets allowed
wiltsmum52, Salisbury, United Kingdom
On a visit to Morpeth we popped in to this unique museum. There is something here of interest to anyone with an interest in music. The building in which it is housed is also a Tourist Information office and Shop which held some nice gifts with a local theme.
If you like bagpipes.....
If you like bagpipes then go, you'll love it. If you don't like bagpipes then don't.... And definitely don't photograph anything!
angry_mutant, Market Rasen, United Kingdom
At the risk of alienating everyone of Scots and Irish descent, I have to say, right off, that the skirl o' the pipes leaves me cold, so I had to be dragged almost kicking and protesting into this museum. Pleasantly surprised to find that there is a lot more both size and origin wise about the pipes than massed marching bands. A very nicely presented and informative collection which has at least had me reconsidering my long held musical misconceptions. Well worth your time.
A great little craft market
David W, Bedlington, United Kingdom
Museum was very interesting and the craft market had an excellent selection of local crafts on display and for sale.
Fascinating oddity of a museum
291anita, Leicester, United Kingdom
Visited again (last visit 15yrs ago) really fascinating little museum. Sadly the earphones still not working which means much of the enjoyment was lost- a real shame. It was still great in a nice little town- and is free to visit.