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Morpeth Bagpipe Museum

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Address: The Chantry | Bridge Street, Morpeth NE61 1PJ, England
Phone Number: 44 1670 500 717
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Educational. Worth a visit

Spent an hour in this museum. Fascinating to discover how the bagpipes developed differently in different parts of the country and indeed in other countries too. Enjoyed the coin... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Bramley1961
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Watford, United Kingdom
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Watford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent an hour in this museum. Fascinating to discover how the bagpipes developed differently in different parts of the country and indeed in other countries too. Enjoyed the coin operated 'play along'. The gift shop associated with the museum offers a wide range of gifts and douvenirs and spent almost as long enjoying the shop as we did in the... More 

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Thank Bramley1961
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lads and I went here for my stag do. We got absolutely wasted and thought lets go to the bagpipe museum. It was amazing. I thought I could blow well until I met the expert blower. He gave me a demonstration and a few pumping tips and now I'm the best blower in the town. My brother loves it.

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1 Thank Rikhil P
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a visit. Not a large museum, but a lot of information on the history of bagpipes across the UK

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Thank KatieMay60
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

If visiting Morpeth you can spend quite a little while in a bit of an Alladins cave. Quality goods for anyone and everyone! Beautiful large area filled with sometimes unusual and original gifts plus attractive artwork of Northumberland. If music interests you take the glass lift or nice wooden stairs for an amazing history of bagpipes.

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Thank mrandmrsburns2015
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Not simply a pipes museum but a number of delightful arts and crafts displays within the one building. However everything is so well laid out, it makes browsing a dream. So many locally influenced items for sale - books, paintings, souvenirs etc. If you've an hour or so to spare, pay a visit!

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1 Thank Fraser L
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

a spur of the moment trip looking for something to do and actually quite surprised at how interesting it was, very enjoyable for a short visit

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1 Thank lottie2711
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

As a resident of Morpeth, I had never taken the time to visit the bagpipe museum. The museum is housed on the upper floor of the tourist information bureau and is in the centre of Morpeth. There is no charge for admission but donations are welcomed. There is a lift for anyone who cannot manage the stairs. There are two... More 

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Thank Mazza002
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I visited this quirky museum and found it to be much more interesting than I had expected. I have heard the small pipes as played by Alistair Anderson and Katherine Tickell but was unaware of the history of the instrument which was detailed here. A number of ancient and modern pipe sets, as well as illustrations from historical texts including... More 

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Thank bdon257
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Visted the chantry and the northumberland pipe museum on Mon 17th August. There is no charge and the small upstairs museum is well worth a visit.There are several display cases containing Northumberland pipes of varying ages togther with explanations. Poster style boards also give more information about the making of and the development of these pipes.About an hour should suffice

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Thank Dave H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I agree with the latest reviews....yet need to add that this was free! This is by definition a "niche" museum. It has a great atmosphere, being in a 13th century buildings. Bagpipes from all time periods and all over the world are housed here - with enough information to inform but not overwhelm. A couple of things: - You can't... More 

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