Bagpipe Museum in Northumberland

Calling all music lovers across the globe! Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum is the home to an extensive collection of instruments, from functional bagpipes to miniature pipes made for Queen Mary’s dollhouse, there is plenty of history and stories to unravel at this musical museum!

Why should I visit the Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum?

The beautiful 13th century Chantry building hosts a plethora of treasures and a collection of musical instruments for guests to enjoy! With over 120 different sets of bagpipes from all across Europe, there is no shortage of things to see at the Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum!

Alongside the incredible collection of displays at the museum, there are also a variety of live musical performances from local and international musicians for visitors to come along and enjoy! There are also ‘Learn to Play in a Day’ and ‘Meet the Piper’ sessions which are fun for all of the family to experience! The Chantry is a centre full of creative activity with the Northern Poetry Library and Craft Centre located in the same building as the museum!

The museum is passionate and dedicated to sharing Northumberland’s stories and collections to the public, by sharing over 70 million years worth of history for guests to see and experience!

Whether visiting to take in the sights and sounds of the museum, or to explore the local history and modern art on show at the museum, there are stunning artefacts and tales waiting to be discovered by you on your visit to the museum!

  • Free admission to the museum for all guests
  • Open everyday excluding Sundays from 9.30 am to 5 pm
  • Fully accessible for disabled visitors

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Afternoon Tea

10 - 23 August, 2022
Treat yourself to one of our Afternoon Teas Take a look at our menu choices below to decide which option to treat yourself with. Our Traditional Afternoon Tea includes: finger sandwiches, selection of mini cakes, slices and strawberry tart, plain and fruit scones with jam and clotted cream, plus a pot of tea or filter coffee. £12.95 per person Our Vegan Afternoon Tea includes: freshly prepared falafel wraps and vegan sausage rolls, selection of delicious vegan cakes (brownie, orange and apricot slice, banana and berry slice, carrot and pistachio slice), plain and fruit scones with fruit jam, plus a pot of tea or filter coffee. £12.95 per person Our Kids' Afternoon Tea includes: two flower shaped sandwiches, carrot and celery sticks with cream cheese dip, mini treats: chocolate muffin, mini doughnuts, chocolate strawberry and grapes, plus a Capri-Sun. £6.95 per person Choose to upgrade your hot drink to a delicious Latte, Cappucino, Mocha, Hot Chocolate or Speciality Tea for just £0.50 extra. Please note: In line with current local and national social distancing rules you may be required to sit at separate but adjacent tables depending on your party size.