The farmhouse at Cherryburn

Important notice -

We're working hard to reopen many of our places where it is safe to do so. However, Cherryburn is closed.

Cottage and farmhouse, the birthplace of Thomas Bewick



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:


Places to stay

Stay for longer in Northumberland


Art and collections

Our collections

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