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Judith Kerr with 'Tiger Who Came to Tea' artwork

The Tiger Who Came To Tea exhibition at Acorn Bank  

Get up close to the beloved artwork from Judith Kerr’s much-loved children’s classic picture book, 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea'. This touring exhibition of National Trust places is currently showing at Acorn Bank until 31 December 2018.

View of the Watermill by Crowdundle Beck

The working watermill at Acorn Bank 

After centuries of use the watermill at Acorn Bank fell into ruin. A dedicated group of volunteers have worked hard to restore the mill and it now produces our very own flour. Take a look at their remarkable achievement.

The stunning summer flowers at Acorn Bank gardens

Explore a glorious garden 

Enclosed by 17th-century walls, our garden is home to the National Trust's largest collection of culinary and medicinal herbs.

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What's on

Upcoming events

The Tiger Who Came to Tea Exhibition

Fri 16 Nov 2018
11:00-16:30
Visit Acorn Bank and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Tiger Who Came to Tea. In partnership with Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children's Books.

Orchard drop in days

Sat 08 Dec 2018
11:00-15:00
Explore Acorn Bank's orchard and take part in community juicing and learn about pruning for fruit production, how to identify apples, and much more.

Grafting Workshop

Sat 02 Mar 2019
10:30-15:30
Join us for a day of specialist tuition in the ancient skill of Grafting.
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History

View of Acorn Bank house.

From the Knights Templar to the National Trust 

Learn about the long, fascinating history of this special place, from the 13th century through to the present day.

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Places to stay near Acorn Bank

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An introduction to the Lake District World Heritage Site 

The Lake District was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in early July 2017. It is now part of a special family of iconic places across the planet, like the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu, Easter Island, the Barrier Reef, the Grand Canyon and many other world famous locations.