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Notice: Cherryburn is now closed for the winter, we look forward to seeing you again when we re-open on Saturday 15 February 2014!
Cottage and farmhouse, the birthplace of Thomas Bewick
Thomas Bewick is perhaps Northumberland’s greatest artist: a wood engraver and naturalist who revolutionised print art in Georgian England.
Discover his tiny birthplace cottage and farmyard with glorious views over the Tyne Valley, plus a traditional 19th-century farmhouse, the later home of the Bewick family, with an unrivalled collection of his work and an exhibition about his life.
Follow Bewick’s wood blocks on their journey to the print room, where regular Sunday afternoon demonstrations bring alive this intricate craft, or explore the delightful cottage gardens, farmyard and paddock walk, perfect for picnicking or playing with the kids.
See the historic presses in action printing Bewick's engravings.
Make your own Bewick-inspired print to take home.
Come in creepy fancy dress and discover Cherryburn’s ghostly side with family activities ev...
Chilling Halloween family adventure inspired by Bewick's childhood fears.
Carve your own scary creatures in pumpkins like Bewick once did in wood!
Meet our conservation experts and help to prepare Cherryburn and the Bewick collection as we clos...
Latest news: new nature playscape
We've created a new family play area where you can step into the shoes of Bewick as a child with lots of his favourite outdoor adventures, like jumping across logs and making a den.
Latest news: meet our farmyard friends
We're happy to welcome an ever-changing assortment of native and more exotic farm animals, from friendly alpacas to inquisitive rheas. We also have some donkeys and turkeys grazing the paddock field. Come and meet them as you wander around the paddock walk.
Latest news: become a volunteer
If you enjoy visiting, but would like to get more involved, join one of our friendly volunteer teams, from events to gardening, printing to café and shop support.
Latest news: Bewick's bees back!
We are very excited to let you know that Cherryburn is now home to two beehives. Several of Bewick's engravings show historic wicker bee 'skeps', so our modern-style hives have specially designed old-fashioned covers to replicate the images. Come over to the allotment garden and find out more the next time you visit.