Events

Events 2015

There's always something going on at Cragside and we have lots of exciting events to keep you busy! Take a look at our events programme to help plan your visit this April.

National Gardening Week 2015

Come and see our spring blooms during National Gardening Week © National Trust

Come and see our spring blooms during National Gardening Week

Monday 13 April - Sunday 19 April

This April join Cragside as we celebrate National Gardening Week! We'll be bringing you a series of walks, talks and events celebrating the beautiful gardens within Cragside and beyond. Take a look at our April events timetable to help plan your visit: 

Time to Dress!

Time to dress; you'll see why Victorian's needed a servant for dressing! © National Trust

Time to dress; you'll see why Victorian's needed a servant for dressing!

Wednesday 1, 8 & 15 April, various times

Try a new and immersive experience for children as we give them the chance to dress head to toe in Victorian clothing - with their own personal servant on hand to assist! Then, why not take a walk around the house and amaze the visitors! 

£10 per 1 hour session (max of 3 children per session) Suitable for ages 4-12. Booking is essential. 

Ranger walks

Join one of our Rangers and explore the Cragside estate © National Trust

Join one of our Rangers and explore the Cragside estate

Various times

Join one of our Rangers for a rugged hike to explore parts of Cragside that are off the beaten track. You’ll be led through the amazing landscape of rocks, caves and secret pathways that you just can’t see through the car window.

Free, sign up at the shop (limited spaces available) and meet on the house forecourt. 

 

 

Young Engineer's zone

Time to get hands on with science and engineering! © National Trust

Time to get hands on with science and engineering!

This spring drop into The Coachman's House and visit our Young Engineer's zone! Try our magnetic marble cascade and inspire your little inventors to make their own engineering products with cog based activity kits.

 

 

Labyrinth Musical Box - Coming soon...

Look out for the opening of the Labyrinth Musical Box this May © National Trust

Look out for the opening of the Labyrinth Musical Box this May

(Opens 23 May)

Can you find our new interactive play installation? Deep in the heart of the Labyrinth, harness your energy and transform it into sound and light!

A musical evening with the Armstrongs

A musical programme from the heyday of Cragside and the Armstrong family © National Trust

A musical programme from the heyday of Cragside and the Armstrong family

Friday 22 May, 7-9pm (including a short interval) Refreshments available from the Still Room, 6-6:45pm.

The Coquet Singers and The Coquet Players present a varied programme from the heyday of Cragside House and the Armstrong family,including songs and music of the Northumbrian tradition, popular dance music and light classical pieces of the period.

Tickets available, £10 per person. Please phone 01669 620862 or email: hazel.meyer9@btinternet.com to book.

Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access to this event. Please remember to wear warm clothing as the house rooms are heated only to the level most suitable for conservation purposes. 

Live conservation

Katherine Foggon, House Steward at Cragside

Wednesdays from 25 February 2015, 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.

 

Victorian baking

Victorian Baking Days take place most Wednesdays

Wednesdays from 1 April 2015, 1 – 3pm
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 on the recently restored range in our magnificent kitchen.
Free, normal admission charges apply, subject to volunteer availability.

Joseph Swan

Joseph Swan

Everyday from 3 March to 1 November 2015
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.

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