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 – 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.

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.