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Morpeth Bagpipe Museum

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Not Just Hot Air!

A free museum with toilet and a disabled lift! A very informative museum with the complete history... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Bobslegal
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Lichfield
Forget brassy Scottish bagpipes for real pipes!

This is a little museum about the Northumbrian Pipes. It is well laid out and informative. These... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2017
rogerrobert98
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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The Chantry | Bridge Street, Morpeth NE61 1PJ, England
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic gem here in the north east really worth a visit if you get the chance. Every so often a small pipe group plays and sounded really superb

Thank Richard E
Reviewed 2 June 2018

A free museum with toilet and a disabled lift! A very informative museum with the complete history of the Northumberland Bag Pipes and their rivalry with the Scottish version! Well worth a visit!

Thank Bobslegal
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Whether or not you are a bagpipe enthusiastic it's well worth taking the time to visit this excellent little museum dedicated to bagpipes. I found it fascinating, having finally taken the time to visit. It's certainly worth it.

Thank Jack D
Reviewed 24 November 2017

This is a little museum about the Northumbrian Pipes. It is well laid out and informative. These pipes worked by the players elbow have a softer note but as long a history

Thank rogerrobert98
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

As a Scottish family with a 9 year old bagpipe playing son this museum was a no-brainer for a visit. We all found it really interesting and informative. It's not the largest of museums but with free entry you can't go wrong. Great tourist information...More

Thank Suzanne1308
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Not just Highland pipes and the local Northumbrian pipes - but bagpipes from across Europe and the world - an internationally important collection hidden away upstairs above the TIC and Craft Centre in this 13th century Chantry. Well displayed but seriously under-publicised Free entry and...More

Thank NicB783
Reviewed 3 October 2017

You want to know about bagpipes then this is the place, housed in the old Chantry standing in the shadow of the old telford bridge you'll find all you need to know about the history of bagpipes. That is the northumbrian bagpipe which is quite...More

Thank Dazcmartin
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Being new to the area, we visited for the TOTALLY RANDOM factor! Ha! Free entrance, nice and quirky with some interesting information boards and displays.

Thank Kirsty S
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Dropped in to the Bapgpipe museum amd leartn lots I never knew about Northumberland pipes and scottish bagpipes. Its only a small museum, and is free and asked for donations. It is above the tourist information shop which was well stocked and we spent a...More

Thank Beth H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A fascinating if very small museum, of interest to anyone interested in music or in this part of the country. However, its attractiveness is massively reduced now as none of the audio equipment works - recordings, headphones, demonstrations etc etc, and we were told this...More

Thank europtraveller
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