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.

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.


Picnic in the Park

17 July 2016

A regular annual event organised to fall on the first weekend of the school holidays.

Free Family Fun Day with the theme in 2016 of "Medieval Morpeth" and featuring...
a free BBQ organised by Churches Together in Morpeth, children's entertainer Jo Jingles, Climbing Wall, Circus Performer Nat Lunatrick, Ellington Colliery Band


Bouncy Castle, Face painting, Whitehouse Farm small animals petting zoo, Art Project – make your own Medieval Crown, Climbing Wall, caricature drawing & art exhibit / sales – Jan Syzmczuk, mini-exhibition from Morpeth Art Group, Woodhorn Matters, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Medieval Tile Making, table top sales from Morpeth Chantry - and more

An annual free family day with support from Morpeth Town Council, Northumberland County Council, The Morpeth Lions and Morpeth Churches Together.

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.