Explore Northumberland’s museums

Stretching over 60 miles and located in the North East of England, Northumberland is bursting at the seams with cultural, artistic and historical significance. If you’re visiting Northumberland and would like to explore its past and culture, visiting one of the many museums such as the ‘Roman Army Museum’ or the ‘Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum’ are great ways to indulge in this county’s captivating history.

MORPETH CHANTRY BAGPIPE MUSEUM

Located in the Northumberland town of Morpeth, the Chantry Bagpipe Museum has a collection of 150 sets of bagpipes from all around the world.

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WOODHORN MUSEUM

Woodhorn Museum is located in Ashington, Northumberland and first opened in 1989. Here you will learn about the lives of coal miners while discovering its architectural original coal mining buildings and equipment that was used back in the early 19th century. 

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GRACE DARLING MUSEUM

The Grace Darling Museum is located in Bamburgh, Northumberland. This museum commemorates the life of a 22 year old who risked her life to help survivors of a wrecked SS Forfarshire boat.

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VINDOLANDA

A great day out at Hadrian’s Wall for all the family. At Vindolanda you will explore the Roman life from over 2000 years ago.

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KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERS MUSEUM

Based in the most northernly town in England, Berwick upon Tweed. This scottish border museum contains archives of the regiment from over the years.

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