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Sundays between 7 September – 19 October, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Join one of our Rangers for a rugged hike to explore parts of Cragside that are off the beaten track. We will lead you through the heart of Cragside interior, revealing the rocks, caves, and secret pathways that you’ll never see from your car window. Free, normal admission applies. Please sign up on the day in the Shop.
Green living trail
We’re opening our doors for free on Saturday 13th September as part of Heritage Open Days. On our Green Living trail, you can discover how we’re recreating history by lighting the house today using a 12 kilowatt Archimedes screw and 2 kilowatt LED lighting system. This event is in partnership with the 100% renewable electricity company Good Energy and the Centre for Sustainable Energy.
Various dates & times
A guided walk around the house with Carole Evans, our Learning Officer. Hear the interesting and unexpected stories of the ‘other’ Lord Armstrong’s and their impact upon Cragside.
£5, to book call 0844 249 1895 . A customer booking fee of 5% applies. Normal admission charges apply.
Wednesdays until 29 October, 1 - 4pm
Meet the conservation volunteers and watch how they delicately handle and clean items from Cragside’s collection. It's a great opportunity to see some of our more 'behind the scenes' work and our volunteers will answer any specific questions.
Free, subject to volunteer availability.
Wednesdays until 29 October, 1 – 4pm
Imagine visiting Cragside to be greeted by the smell of baking as you step through the door. Our volunteer cooks will be in costume recreating authentic Victorian recipes in our magnificent kitchen.
Free, normal admission charges apply, subject to volunteer availability.
Until Sunday 2 November
Joseph Swan died a century ago after a lifetime devoted to the pursuit of scientific discovery. His most famous invention, the incandescent light bulb, brought him to Cragside. In this new exhibition find out about his life and what a light bulb and purple dressing gown have in common.
Free, normal charges apply.