Museum adding extras to Heritage Open Days

Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum.
Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum.

Live music and craft activities will be taking place to celebrate this year’s Heritage Open Days at a Morpeth attraction.

Visitors to Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum will enjoy the added extras on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13, as part of its involvement in the event.

People visiting the museum will be able to listen to the delicate chant of the unique Northumbrian pipes in live music sessions and there may even be the opportunity to have a go playing the instrument.

Experienced pipers will be around to bring to life the history of this very special part of Northumberland’s heritage, to explain the technical side of the pipes and how the sound is produced.

On the Friday, Malcolm and Susan Craven will be at the museum between 11am and noon for a performance and a talk, and piper Maureen Davison will be popping in during the afternoon to play.

On Saturday, Ann Sessoms will be playing between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

There will also be a range of craft activities for children between 10am and 3pm as they have the chance to do some crafty felting, lantern making, and they might even make their own instruments too.

The museum will also be the venue for an illustrated talk by local historian Chris Hudson on the Friday evening at 7pm.

Admission to the museum in Bridge Street is free.

Visit www.morpethbagpipemuseum.org.uk for further details.