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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.

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As you can see, the talented Mr Bewick had a real knack for wood engraving and art, so why not book out a Sunday afternoon and see exactly what it took during a live print demonstration here where he lived?

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If you enjoy meeting new people, learning about local history or are interested in the art of print making, why not join our team of volunteers? Help out with a range of activities both indoor and out.

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