Open Mon-Sat 10.30am-4pm including Bank Holidays. Last entry to museum 3.30pm.


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Henry Ford, Northumbrian Pipes – FREE lunchtime recital

A wander through folk tunes, traditional and modern by Henry Ford on Northumbrian Pipes…

Henry Ford tells us about himself:
“I started music when I was 11, and left school having played Weber and Mozart with local orchestras.  At University I was too far away from any woodwind teachers, so joined and then ran a renaissance group playing anything from the 14th to the 16th century with recorders, shawms, sackbutts, cornets, lute and viols, and a choir of 5 with 2 countertenors.  At the same time I started playing Irish music with people in the local pub. When I moved from North Wales to Newcastle a friend gave me the first set of Northumbrian pipes he was happy with and I fell in with a team of sword dancers and a champion piper who had just been beaten by Katherine Tickell.  She used to turn up at the local pub in Newcastle. The rest is just playing in pubs and ceilidh bands, and taking the pipes to Oman, India, France: it occasionally causes amusement at baggage control.”

Lunchtime recitals are free with a retiring collection.

They take place at 1.30pm, after our short Friday Communion service at 1pm.  All are welcome to join communion.

New Room

The New Room in Bristol is the oldest Methodist Chapel in the world (originally built in 1739) and the cradle of the early Methodist movement.

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