Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum

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Love them or hate them, it’s worth spending an afternoon at Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum.

In 1296, when Edward I returned from Scotland bearing the Stone of Scone he must have passed the newly built Chantry and its stone bridge over the River Wansbeck before spending the night in the first Morpeth Castle.

The Chantry was founded for its priest to say Mass, pray for all Christian souls, and keep a grammar school. The priest also collected tolls for the crossing of the Chantry bridge. Edward VI granted the school a charter in 1552, and it remained in the building till 1846.

The Chantry was then used for a wide variety of purposes, from a cholera hospital to a mineral water factory. The building was restored in the 1980s, and stands as a reminder of Morpeth’s medieval past.

Opening Times:
March – December
Mon – Sat 9.30 – 5.30
Jan – Feb
Mon – Sat 9.30 – 5.00

The Chantry
Bridge Street, Morpeth
NE61 1PD

Telephone: 01670 500 717

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