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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An internationally important collection of bagpipes
NicB783, Morpeth, United Kingdom
Not just Highland pipes and the local Northumbrian pipes - but bagpipes from across Europe and the world - an internationally important collection hidden away upstairs above the TIC and Craft Centre in this 13th century Chantry. Well displayed but seriously under-publicised Free entry and - with use of the lift - disabled access..
A little gem of a bygone era
Dazcmartin, Morpeth, United Kingdom
You want to know about bagpipes then this is the place, housed in the old Chantry standing in the shadow of the old telford bridge you'll find all you need to know about the history of bagpipes. That is the northumbrian bagpipe which is quite different to the scottish version! Wanna know what the differences are? then next time you are in Morpeth go see for your self you wont be disappointed
Quirky and a little random!
Kirsty S, Morpeth, United Kingdom
Being new to the area, we visited for the TOTALLY RANDOM factor! Ha! Free entrance, nice and quirky with some interesting information boards and displays.
Really interesting small museum
Beth H, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Dropped in to the Bapgpipe museum amd leartn lots I never knew about Northumberland pipes and scottish bagpipes. Its only a small museum, and is free and asked for donations. It is above the tourist information shop which was well stocked and we spent a happy hour there.
Nice little museum ruined by tech. failure
europtraveller, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
A fascinating if very small museum, of interest to anyone interested in music or in this part of the country. However, its attractiveness is massively reduced now as none of the audio equipment works - recordings, headphones, demonstrations etc etc, and we were told this was unlikely to be fixed any time soon.