Morpeth Bridge

Morpeth Bicentenary Walking Tour

Overview

This November, Morpeth celebrates its Bicentenary. In November 1821 Edward Close occupied land promised to him in what is now Morpeth. He received the official title in 1823. Morpeth Museum is celebrating by staging a heritage walk to mark the occasion.

The booked walk is free – limited places

Lasting around an hour, the escorted walking tour will take in the original Government landing (Queens Wharf), the history of the town via its buildings along the main street (Swan Street) and ends on the river bank near the Morpeth Bridge.

The walk concentrates on the unseen history of the town via stories of the first purchasers of the initial subdivision in 1834. Edward Close sold four waterfront blocks for 100 pounds each to four different buyers. These buyers have such a tale to tell we call them “The Good, the Bad & the Holy.

A free event for booked fully vaccinated participants (Assemble at Queens Wharf).

Free admission to Morpeth Museum at the conclusion of the walk. Enquiries/bookings, contact the Museum.


Free Entry

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