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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 interesting place very informative and well laid out .A lift is available for those who are not very mobile .

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lesley M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited again (last visit 15yrs ago) really fascinating little museum. Sadly the earphones still not working which means much of the enjoyment was lost- a real shame. It was still great in a nice little town- and is free to visit.

Thank 291anita
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting place very informative and well laid out .A lift is available for those who are not very mobile .

Thank Lesley M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This interesting museum is just one of a number of activities in the lovely and historical building. The bagpipes on display are varied and fascinating, representing the local ones but additionally those from around the world. The tourist office is also located here as is a gift shop and a cafe. They all combine to form great uses in the... More 

Thank permia
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's not big but it's well laid out with interesting information on a wide range of bagpipes including Northumbrian, various Scottish and Irish and other international varieties.

Thank Viewlander
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Well worth a visit if you are at all interested in the Northumbrian Smallpipes or bagpipes generally. The score is perhaps a bit harsh but I think more could have been made of it. The headphone system was not working but we were told that it only played the music we could hear playing downstairs anyway. This is a pity... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Good range of different bagpipe e.g Northumbrian, Scottish, Irish, French, border pipes. However the headphone system was not working when I visited, so there was not the opportunity to hear examples of the sound of the different instruments.

Thank HTin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

An unique museum housing a collection of bagpipes. Well worth a visit and is located in the town centre,

Thank SundarDelhi
Chesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Not sure what I was going to see but amazing to learn about northumbrian small pipes. I enjoyed the short visit and learned something.

Thank James B
Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

In comparison to most museums, this is one star, but it is a specialist museum, the collection donated by a local guy. So do not go with high expectations. The range of bagpipes is surprising to a newcomer, but the information sparse. It is best to go when there is an event on such as this weekend's Northumbria Gathering [annually... More 

Thank Pippa65
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

The bagpipe museum is small but interesting and housed in a great building with alot of its own history on the river Wansbeck. Great tourist info and local craft and produce. Would be good to have some further history of Morpeth and its many alleys and old buildings in there too. A local heritage centre perhaps? Worth a look.

Thank getsaround72

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