National Gardening Week 2015
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!
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.
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
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...
(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
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: email@example.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.
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.
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.
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.