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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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Very pleasant museum.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 8, 2014
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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254 reviews 254 reviews
145 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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238 attraction reviews
366 helpful votes 366 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
17 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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