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



Lectures for 2022

All are welcome to come along to Morpeth Antiquarian Society’s in-person local history talks at 7.15 pm on the last Friday of the month (excepting July, August and December) at St James Centre in Wellway, NE61 1BN.

We ask for a small donation at the door (members £1; visitors £3); there's a raffle to help with our museum collection rental; sorry we can't yet offer refreshments so please bring your own drink if required. Hope to see you there!

Friday, 25th March - 'The Romantic North: Picturesque Landscape before Photography'
Peter Regan will give an illustrated lecture featuring paintings of local scenes.

Friday, 29th April – ‘Historic Churches of Northumberland’
Presented by photographer Glyn Trueman; preceded by Annual General Meeting

Future lectures to be announced.


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.


54th Northumbrian Gathering
22nd to 24th April 2022


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