Things to see and do

Cherryburn is tucked away in Tyne Valley and although it may not be big in appearance it has plenty on offer, just waiting to be discovered.

Explore the gardens

Cherryburn is so much more than a museum and many visitors are surprised how big the little gardens are! Take a picnic on the lawn, see historic fruit trees in the orchard, veg growing in the allotment and farm animals on the paddock walk. 

There's a lot going on here and if there's a way for you to join in, let us know
Gardening volunteers looking after a garden

Get back to nature like Bewick

Bewick's famous wildlife engravings were inspired by a lifelong love of nature and countryside rambles. Don't miss the bee hives as they wake up. Rekindle Bewick's favourite pastimes today, like spotting birds and butterflies in the gardens, paddling in the nearby river Tyne or wandering through the cherry orchard. The nature playscape offers even more wild adventures...

There are two hives at Cherryburn where the bees are no doubt busy, busy, busy
A ranger monitoring the Bee Hives

Discover the art of engraving

With his incredibly intricate wood engravings, Bewick revolutionised print art in Georgian England, inspiring countless artists around the world ever since. Follow his wood blocks into print with demonstrations in the print room and a fascinating exhibition of his tiny original artworks.

Thomas Bewick hand-engraved blocks were very intricate
An original Thomas Bewick wood-engraved block

Meet the animals...

The animals in the paddock return every April, and although Bewick's family might not have reared alpacas at Cherryburn, he would surely have found these exotic-looking South American animals a fascinating subject for his Quadrapeds book if he'd known about them. There's also two donkeys called Paddy and Bethany and some chickens too.

Visit Cherryburn to see the little cottage where Thomas Bewick lived
Cherryburn cottage with farm animals in the shot

Enjoy tasty treats

After exploring Cherryburn, there's plenty of spaces to relax and reflect on the day. The tea-room is in the historic kitchen of the 'new' farmhouse, which was built by Bewick's brother's family when they outgrew the tiny birthplace cottage, or you can opt to sit outdoors and admire the views over the Tyne Valley. Every penny spent at Cherryburn goes back into conserving this special place, thank you.

Enjoy views over the Tyne Valley and the fresh air
Two visitors sitting outdoors