The 13th Century Morpeth Chantry is home to an extensive collection of traditional, and contemporary, Northumbrian Arts, Crafts and Music.
A beautiful Grade One Listed building, it showcases local authors, paintings, photography, and music.
There are lovely collections of handmade jewellery, glass and ceramics, and stitched fabric, that make wonderful presents, and local produce. Northumberland has a traditional, black and white tartan which is available in unusual gift ideas.
There are books and DVDs available about Nothumberland's history, places and people, and maps and guides for walks, and places of interest. Information about Morpeth, the area, and Britain in general, is available from the Tourist Information Officer.
Famous for its Bappipe Museum, the Chantry holds an internationally recognised collection of pipes, and has special events, including live music throughout the year. There are books and CDs of Northumbrian Traditional Music, including such internationally known artists as Kathryn Tickell.
The Chantry is within easy reach of cafes, restaurants, and bars for light meals or fine dining.
The Chantry is situated on the riverside, next to the medieval bridge which leads to pretty waterside walks, and gently wooded Carlisle Park, ideal for family picnics and games.