Things to see & do

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Whether you like tapping your toes to folk music, are looking for tips on pruning your fruit trees or are seeking inspiration for a family day out, you will find the events programme offers something for everyone.

Activities

Meet our knowledgeable print press volunteers at Cherryburn

Come on a journey through Bewick's life: from the humble Tyne Valley cottage where he grew up, into a print works where he mastered his craft, before enjoying an exhibition of his intricate artwork and books.

Don't miss

  • Newly acquired wood blocks by Bewick’s most talented apprentice
  • Enjoy panoramic picnics or stroll down to the river Tyne for a paddle
  • ‘Folk in the Farmyard’, first Sunday of the month, May to October
  • Buy prints from original Bewick engravings, plus other gifts and books
  • Meet our friendly hens pecking about outside the birthplace cottage
  • Print press demos bring alive this intricate craft every Sunday

See our online collection

Discover one of the world's best collections of Bewick woodblocks, prints and books at the Tyne Valley farmstead where he picked up his passion for nature and country life.

Go on a Bewick pilgrimage

Combine a visit to Bewick's birthplace at Cherryburn with a trip to the Laing Art Gallery or Newcastle City Library which both also have collections of his work. Or perhaps visit Ovingham churchyard where he is buried?

The birthplace of another Geordie hero

Only a few miles away from Cherryburn near the village of Wylam is the birthplace of another talented Tyne Valley man, George Stephenson. Why not visit on the same day for a lovely walk, tiny museum and delightful cafe.

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