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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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History of the bagpipes revealed!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Mazza002
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

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

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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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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