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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.
16 March: Family Printing Day
Become a print apprentice like young Thomas Bewick and create a beautiful print of your own!
23 March: Hands on with Bewick's Collection
Take a behind-the-scenes peek at original Bewick blocks and Cherryburn's historic book collection...
5 and 6 April: Lambing Weekend
Celebrate spring by welcoming some new born lambs to Cherryburn.
Latest news: find a geocache
Be the first to discover Tom’s Treasure in 2014 and tick off one of your 50 things. Get your GPS or Smartphone, enter the co-ordinates from www.opencaching.com and then begin your treasure hunt. Once found, fill in the logbook but don’t forget to return the cache for the next treasure hunter.
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.
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: 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.