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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
- Sep 7, 2014
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York, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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472 reviews 472 reviews
119 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
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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104 reviews 104 reviews
14 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
101 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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54 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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101 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
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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