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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.
Heritage Open Weekend
Sat 13 & Sun 14 Sept – 11am to 4pm
Explore the birthplace and ...
Family Printing Day
Sun 21 Sept – 1 to 4pm
Become a print apprentice like a young Thom...
Bewick's Farmyard Friends
Sat 27 & Sun 28 Sept - 11am to 3pm
Meet the animals at the tiny farm...
Find a geocache
Discover the Treasure and tick off one of your 50 things. Use your GPS or Smartphone, enter the co-ordinates from www.opencaching.com and start to hunt. Once found, fill in the logbook but don’t forget to return the cache for the next treasure hunter.
Cherryburn is 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.
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. Ask during your visit for more details