Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum

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This unusual museum specialises in the history and development of Northumbrian small pipes and their music. They are set in the context of bagpipes around the world - from India to Inverness.

An ingenious sound system brings the pipes to life - each visitor may listen to the music through personal headphones and learn the difference between a rant and a reel.

An excellent selection of recorded and sheet music on sale.

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Opening hours

Open all year
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm
Summer Sundays: 11pm-4pm
Bank holidays: 11am-4pm

Opening times vary during the Christmas Period.

Admission charges

Free admission

Collection details


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Northumbrian Pipers' Society Meeting

  • 17 October 2015 1:30-3:30pm
  • 21 November 2015 1:30-3:30pm
  • 19 December 2015 1:30-3:30pm

Beginners session with Ann Sessoms - 1.30pm

Regular session with an experienced piper - 2.30pm.

Come along and learn how to play the pipes or to listen to others. All are welcome.


Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum
Bridge Street
NE61 1PD

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01670 500717

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