Lots to explore
There are lots of things to see and do at Cragside House. Discover the first home to be lit by hydroelecticity - the place where modern living began!
Check out the amazing gadgets and modern conveniences as well as an extensive arts and crafts collection. There's also an exiting trail for kids to follow inside, the Micro Monsters trail - hunt down the giant bugs lurking around Cragside!
Imagine walking into Cragside to be greeted by the delicious smell of home baking... Well, you can! Every Wednesday (1-3:30pm) join us in the house as our volunteer bakers light the restored range and cook up some delicious Victorian treats, filling the house with the sounds and smells of a real Victorian kitchen.
Conservation in action
Why not come along on Wednesdays and take a look at some of our conservation workers in action?
With a collection as extensive as the one at Cragside, they sure do have their work cut out for them! Come and see how our conservation volunteers carefully handle and clean the items from Cragside's collection every Wednesday (1-4pm) in the house.
A guided walk looking at the House and the family from a different perspective. How did this unique and very unusual Victorian mansion develop as it did - an evolution rather than a plan? Join Carole, the Learning Officer, for a guided walk around the house and find out about the unexpected stories of the “other” Lord Armstrongs and their impact on Cragside.
*£5. Booking essential, please call 0844 249 1895 or book online
Enjoy the house from the outside
We know some of you like a more peaceful visit to the House. If you’re looking for a quieter day out, Fridays are normally best.
House visits after 2:30pm are likely to be much quieter than when we first open. Whilst the house is busy, there’s plenty to see and do. Take a walk along the Debdon Burn and enjoy autumn colour in the woodland and different views of the house. There are some great views of Cragside house from Crozier drive and some fantastic photo opportunities from the Iron Bridge. Check our opening times here.
The slave girl returns to Cragside
Our beloved Slave Girl sculpture has recently returned to Cragside after spending some time featuring in an exhibition called Sculpture Victorious: Art in an Age of Invention at Yale Center of British Art, Connecticut, USA before travelling to the Tate Britain, London.