Morpeth Antiquarian SocietyMorpeth Antiquarian Society - Newsletter

Visitors and new members are welcome at all meetings; no need to book.

Programme 2019 – 2020
73rd Season

CHANGE OF VENUE: Monthly Friday Lecture meetings
for the remainder of the season will be held at 7.15 pm in The Corn Exchange (ground floor) Town Hall, Market Place, Morpeth, NE61 1LZ
Entrance fee (inc. coffee/tea/biscuit): £1 for members or £3 for visitors
Annual subscription £17
Visitors and new members always welcome


We're sad to announce that our monthly local history lectures in Morpeth Town Hall are cancelled for the next few months, and both our AGM and the 2020 summer exhibition are postponed until such time as we can safely stage those events. We'll be working hard behind the scenes on research and display materials, and hope to post information online when time allows. Members please do continue to renew subscriptions and everyone watch out for our Sponsor a Shelf scheme coming soon to help us retain our collections of artefacts, books, documents and illustrations relating to Morpeth's heritage.

FURTHER DETAILS: Hon. Sec. Val Cowan 07887 594161


Morpeth Antiquarian Society is looking for a place to use its heritage collection of artefacts, pictures and documents to tell the stories of the town’s history.

After 32 years in the Chantry building the Society's local history museum was obliged by the borough council to go into store in the Town Hall in 1997. 

In 2010 management changes at the building forced another move and now the museum collection is in temporary store outside the town at a costly rent.

Meanwhile, cataloguing, research work and fund-raising have continued, with an annual exhibition staged each summer, shop window displays provided for Heritage Open Days and artefacts brought to community groups.  It is the Society's intention to raise awareness and develop a vision for the future use of the collection.  Anyone wishing to help at our regular volunteer "hands-on" sessions or who has ideas for future premises, strategy and funding, please contact the secretary.


53rd Northumbrian Gathering
17th April to 19th April 2019


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