The farmhouse at Cherryburn

Important notice -

Cherryburn is currently undergoing a new garden and accessibility project and is planning to reopen on 2 June, open Thursdays and Fridays for the season. Booking in advance to visit is essential. The online booking system will open 26 May.

Cottage and farmhouse, the birthplace of Thomas Bewick


What's on

Book your visit

The birthplace, museum and gardens at Cherryburn will reopen from Thursday 2 June and you’ll need to book your tickets by 3pm the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. Open every Thursday and Friday from 2 June to 28 October 2022. We looking forward to welcoming you.



An original Thomas Bewick wood-engraved block

The original Wild Child: Thomas Bewick 

18th Century artist Thomas Bewick was born in Northumberland, in a small house tucked away in Mickley. He had quite a life and revolutionised print art in Georgian England. Read on for more on Thomas...

Christopher Bacon printing from a Bewick block

Caring for Bewick's blocks 

Thomas developed a way of engraving wood which could rival the fine detail of metal engraving. He was very clever and brave enough to try various methods to ensure a clean cut and we need to preserve his history.


Get involved

A visitor and print demonstrator in the press room

Get involved at the birthplace of Thomas Bewick

Print demonstrators, events assistants and visitor experience volunteers all help keep Cherryburn as special as it is. Interested in having a go? Find out more about our volunteering opportunities here:


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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Cherryburn on the National Trust Collections website