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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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Fascinating, if you like bagpipes!

This is by definition a "narrow interest" museum, and for devotees of music, especially bagpipes, it is quite wonderful. It is housed in a 13th century monastic building, which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is by definition a "narrow interest" museum, and for devotees of music, especially bagpipes, it is quite wonderful. It is housed in a 13th century monastic building, which serves to add to its charm. Not just Northumbrian pipes, but pipes from all over the world are displayed here. The information provided is just about right; - I didn't realise... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

If you like bagpipes it will definitely be of interest to you, but if you are younger, and not very keen on music it may not be the place for you. I found it fascinating, but my daughter found it dull. It is unique and highly educational.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Something different in a good way. Very educational and packed with information and even headphones to put on and listen to the bagpipes.

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Morpeth, Northumberland, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This Bagpipe Museum in Britain has an interesting collection of pipes from all over the place - the fact that its housed in a medieval chantry is a bonus!

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Blyth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

take a wonder around and look at the bag pipes from old to new look at the gift shop interesting for young and old

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Theres a lot going on in the tourist information centre and in the shop but there aren't many bagpipes on show in the museum.

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A good way to spend time in Morpeth. The Chantry building is situated at the bottom of the main street beside the river and houses, on the ground floor, the Information Bureau and a gift shop. The Bagpipe Museum occupies the upper floor in two rooms, one with paintings of pipers and a large selection of bagpipes with descriptions of... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I am a fan of small, specific, museums so I was pleased to find this one on our recent holiday. The collection of Northumbrian pipes is extensive and it was good to see them in context against other regional variations. The displays could do with a bit of a refresh as some of the exhibition looks a little tired, and... More 

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This attraction deserves promotion as it is a really interesting and educational opportunity, combined with a 'taste' of local crafts and culture. In one building, visitors can enjoy the small museum of pipes which is fascinating and worth exploring. Downstairs there is a shop displaying and selling local crafts, CDs relating to local music and locally sourced food items. The... More 

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Kinross, United Kingdom
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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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Address: The Chantry | Bridge Street, Morpeth NE61 1PJ, England
Phone Number: 44 1670 500 717
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Morpeth

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