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Morpeth Bagpipe Museum

The Chantry | Bridge Street, Morpeth NE61 1PJ, England
44 1670 500 717
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Ranked #10 of 18 attractions in Morpeth
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 2, 2014
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Kinross, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
14 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Found this by chance after wandering into The Chantry whilst my wife was hitting the shops. Pleasant little shop with an emphasis on Northumbrian culture. Upstairs there was a fascinating museum of bagpipes which explained really well how some forms of pipes became fashionable and others fell from grace. Thank goodness they revived the Northumberland pipes as to me even... More

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Ilford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

While visiting Morpeth my son and I came across this museum which also includes a tourist information section and we were unaware that indeed there are Northumberland pipes which are shown with explanations in well laid out glass cases. There are also jars of local produce available for purchase as well as local information and maps. Certainly a local initiative... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Modern stylish shop with quality and unique local crafts. Includes a tourist information with the museum above. Worth a visit if you haven't been before.

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14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I was disappointed by the bagpipe museum. Yes there are lots of different types of bagpipe from many different areas of the Uk that I didn't realise had ever had their own version of Bagpipe, Lincoln being one mentioned but unless you just want to look at bagpipes behind glass and read lots of information then there is nothing more... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
84 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Every interest should have a small worthwhile museum and history centre. This does it for bagpipes. Fortunately mainly upstairs it was spared Morpeth's floods.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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52 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The tourist information was very poor with little leaflets on offer but the bagpipes were certainly different and given an audio tour of the entire museum but the museum looks very old and out of touch with modern society.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

very interesting museum,past away a very interesting hour,its free to enter and a good tourist information centre and shop in the same building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I knew there were Northumberland Pipes but didn't expect to learn so much more. This museum is a real example of "clear your mind and learn". I really got in to what they were saying and my interest has increased since seeing a programme on this museum on TV. I really didn't appreciate how old this instrument is. Since then... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We wanted to see this museum on our way north but couldn't park anywhere. Fortunately, we were able to find a place on our return journey but parking is a problem in Morpeth. I am not surprised as it is such a good shopping centre - way better than ours in Oxford! It is a very compact town and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Didn't realise this history and diversity of bagpipes. beautifully displayed on the first floor with a large ground floor area for art and curios and Northumbrearner

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