Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum

Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum, Morpeth, Northumberland, England

In line with Government guidance on COVID-19 and the recommendation to avoid gatherings and crowded places, Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum has made the difficult decision to close to members of the public from Sunday 22nd March 2020 until further notice. Please keep an eye out on our website and social media pages where we will post updates as the situation progresses.

A stunning 13th Century Grade 1 listed building, Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum boasts a treasure trove of instruments for your enjoyment.

With over 120 sets of pipes on display from across Europe - including decorative sets from Scotland, Spain, Italy, France, Estonia and beyond - let us take you on a musical journey.

It is home to the extensive collection of master clock maker and pipe enthusiastic, William Alfred Cocks, a set of bagpipes said to have belonged to King Louis XIV of France, a miniature set made for Queen Marys Dolls House and pipes from the Jacobite Rising.

Alongside our amazing displays, visitors can also watch the museum come to life with regular live musical performances, Learn to Play in a Day and Meet the Piper sessions - fun for all the family. It is a hive of creative activity, the Northern Poetry Library and Craft Centre are also located in the building.

The chantry is an attraction in its own right. Did you know that in days gone by, local townspeople had to pay the local priest a toll to cross the river? You can still see the foundations of the towns Medieval bridge in the river!

It is a little-known fact that the building is also home to the oldest window in Morpeth too.

Be sure to visit the Peace Garden on your next visit. It was inspired by the Father of English Botany William Turner, who studied in the chantry building back when it was a local grammar school in the 16th Century.


Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday Closed

Please note during the Northumberland School Holidays Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum is open 7 days a week.

Admission Fee: -


Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum is right in the centre of Morpeth. Both the main line railway station and the bus station are less than 0.5 miles.

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