GMDT Regenerating Town and Countryside
The Civic Suite will be open in Morpeth’s Town Hall.
This year’s Heritage Open Days will include an opportunity to visit Morpeth Town Hall on Thursday, 19th September, from 2 – 4pm, where you can see the Council Chamber and the Town Treasures in the Mayor’s Parlour.
There will also be the opportunity to Meet the Mayor, Cllr Alison Byard, and Deputy Mayor, Cllr David Bawn, and enjoy free tea or coffee and a selection of delicious cakes supplied by local businesses.
Morpeth’s treasures include the silver mace from 1604 – the oldest working civic mace in the country, cannon balls from the 1644 siege of Morpeth Castle and the Town Hutch from 1513. Also the scold’s bridle (or ‘branks’) which was given to gossips or scolding wives.
Access: There is both lift and stair access to Mayor’s Parlour and Council Chamber which are on the 1st floor of the Town Hall building.
Heritage Open Days Exhibition organised by The Common Room and Museums Northumberland
Open 10:00 – 17:00 daily
Join the Common Room team and their travelling Graft and Glory exhibition telling the story of how engineers and innovators from the North East changed the world at four Museums Northumberland venues this HODs.
View the rare Atlas to the Life of Thomas Telford and compare the design to the reality outside on the Morpeth Chantry Bridge. The Institution of Civil Engineers will be offering hands on family activities. Visit all four locations to collect stickers for your Graft and Glory postcard!