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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.

Closed for winter

Acquired by us in 1991 and is now fully open to visitors and members

As the seasons change, the temperatures drop and the draw of winter comes in, Cherryburn closes its doors to visitors.  Time to clean, preserve and check the collection and house ready for reopening in the spring.  We look forward to seeing you then.

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If you enjoyed visiting, but would like to get more involved when we reopen why not  join one of our friendly volunteer teams, from events to gardening, printing to café and shop support. Contact us for for more details

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