Regular Events

Over the years, GMDT has developed a portfolio of events, largely built up and developed by the Trust's interest groups. This section previews and reports on GMDT-organised events, for a comprehensive listing of events in and around Morpeth, we recommend the More in Morpeth website.

Picnic in the Park

15 July 2017

A regular annual event organised to fall on the first weekend of the school holidays - organised by GMDT with support from Morpeth Town Council, Northumberland County Council, The Morpeth Lions and Morpeth Churches Together.

Picnic in the Park 2018 was held in scorching hot weather on Sunday 15th July

Here are some photos to remind you of the day:

Photos taken by Doug Phillips and Gracie Gray


Heritage Open Days

08 September 2016

GMDT has coordinated and supported the annual Heritage Open Days in and around Morpeth for several years, with a steadily growing programme of activities, tours and events. In Septembe 2016, there are over 20 programme items over the four days - as well as old favourites like tours of the Mayor's Parlour and old Council Chamber in the Town Hall, the Clock Tower, there are also activities further afield with Newbiggin Rocket House and Creswell Pele Tower as well as no less than six churches open for viewing. In addition Vera Vaggs is givinbg the Collingwood Society Lecture, and the inimitable Barry Mead will be give a talk on life in Newminster Abbey in medieval times.


We are always on the look out for new opportunities so if you have an event you could see working well in Morpeth or would like to work with our interest groups to develop new ideas please contact us by email or tel 01670 503866.

We also recommend "Inside Morpeth" magazine edited by Ian Leech email: for more in-depth reporting of local events.