Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum

Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum
Bridge Street
NE61 1PD

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01670 500717

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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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Morpeth piping

Piping Drop In

  • 3 April 2015 1:30-3pm

Starting on Friday 6th February at 1:30pm, join us for a new piping drop-in session.

These sessions will be taking place on the first Friday of each month at the beautiful Chantry building in Morpeth.

Lasting about an hour and a half, a volunteer will be on hand to facilitate and help out.

In addition to a ‘play around’; each month will have a theme looking at 2 or 3 tunes from the wide repertoire and history of the Northumbrian Smallpipes.

Why not come along to play your pipes, meet others who play and find out more about this fascinating instrument. And if you don't play, feel free to listen in.

Suitable for

  • 18+



Northumbrian Pipers' Society Meeting

  • 18 April 2015 1:30-3:30pm
  • 16 May 2015 1:30-3:30pm
  • 20 June 2015 1:30-3:30pm
  • 18 July 2015 1:30-3:30pm
  • 15 August 2015 1:30-3:30pm
  • 19 September 2015 1:30-3:30pm
  • 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.