Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum – Northumberland, England - Atlas Obscura

Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum

The first museum in the United Kingdom dedicated to this woodwind instrument.  

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The Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum features well over 120 sets of bagpipes hailing from Spain, France, and several other countries. The museum specializes in a particular bagpipe not many people outside of Northumberland know about, the Northumbrian small pipes. These musical instruments have a quieter, slightly sweeter sound than their well known Scottish cousins. Small pipes were considered chamber instruments used primarily for indoor entertainment.  

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The museum is in the same building as the tourist information center for the town, which in turn was also the first grammar school in the town.

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