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The Society is sad to announce it has had to reschedule its 2024 annual local history exhibition in the Town Hall for later in the year – instead of this June’s Fair Day weekend, the event will now be staged over two days during September’s national Heritage Open Days.  This is because Morpeth Town Council has decided not to allow the Town Hall to be booked for events on a Sunday.  The Society regrets it is unable to offer this longstanding contribution to Fair Day, which has always been a chance for the public to find out about and appreciate both Morpeth’s heritage and the much-loved building’s important part in community life.  

Further details from Kim Bibby-Wilson on 01670 513308.

Lectures for 2024/25

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; tea/coffee/biscuits will be served from 6.45 pm before the lecture starts. Hope to see you there!

Please click here for full programme details

Merchandise: Mugs & Polo Shirts are available.
Please contact the Chairman for details ►


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.


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