Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum

The Chantry
Bridge Street
NE61 1PD

+44 01670 624490

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Discover a gem of a museum illustrating the history and development of bagpipes and especially featuring the unique Northumbrian small pipes.

Find out how the Northumbrian pipes are different to other bagpipes and browse a stunning collection of 150 sets from around the world housed in this beautiful medieval Chantry building right in the centre of Morpeth.

Enjoy too the delights available in the craft and tourist centres downstairs in the Chantry too. Look out for live music performances and interactive family fun.

Open: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm.

Ticketing and entry prices for Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum

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Child 1
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Family 1
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Concession 1
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Brilliant Staff, and Wonderful Exhibits

I visited the Northeast in 2013. When I got home, I discussed my trip with my mates. All of them inquired if I had visited the Chantry Bagpipe Museum. I was chagrined to admit I had not. I visited this year when we repeated much of the prior trip, and the Museum was well worth visiting. The infinite variety of ingenious variations of the bagpipe species was very nice to view.

Visit many species of bagpipes in a safe environment

Andrew C, Weisenheim am Sand, Germany
A fascinating collection of bagpipes from many regions and countries. It’s rare to get to see the local Northumbrian pipes alongside, say, the French musette. Some weird and wonderful exhibits and good explanations. Very memorable and an important cultural asset for Morpeth and Northumberland.


Edmund S, London, United Kingdom
Definitely worth a visit! The museum is a short walk from the railway station and there is parking near by. Many different types of bagpipe are displayed and clearly explained by labels in each case. And CDs and sheet music are on sale.

Superb little museum

Brian H,
Unexpectedly fascinating collections, beautifully displayed, in a great little museum. Well worth a visit, especially if you know nothing about Northumbrian music, and the rich heritage of song and dance music of the area.

Excellent museum showcasing the Northumbrian small pipes

David S, Cambridge, United Kingdom
A great place to find out more about the small pipes, their history and evolution. It's well laid out, and very informative.



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