Visiting Cherryburn: what you need to know

Collection of printing equipment in the Thomas Bewick Museum

A cottage and farmhouse, the birthplace of Thomas Bewick

Welcome back to Cherryburn 

We're very happy to have opened the doors once more at Cherryburn and welcomed you back. We hope you're looking forward to visiting, we have missed you.

Cherryburn reopened on Friday 28 May and has been open on Fridays and Saturdays only, from 10am until 5pm. From Thursday 22 July, Cherryburn will be open Thursdays and Fridays only from 10am until 5pm, until the season closes on Saturday 25 September. 

In order to visit, you will need to pre-book your ticket via the What’s on page of the Cherryburn website. Bookings will open on a Friday for the following week and close at 3pm the day before. Please note that there will be no visitor slots available to book between 12.30pm and 1.30pm.

When you arrive 

Please have your booking details and membership card to hand when you arrive.

Visitors are asked to arrive at the start of your 30-minute timeslot, late comers may not be admitted. Your House visit will be limited to 30 minutes, you’re then welcome to stay in the Gardens until closing time. We offer a tailored outdoor introduction to the property – if you are late you may miss information about how your visit is being made Covid secure. The property closes at 5pm.

Please come dressed for the weather, with sturdy footwear. There are areas of cobble stones, some slopes and uneven paths.

Parking and accessible parking at Cherryburn

We have a small car park, free to all booked visitors with steps to the reception area.  If you need to access the drop off area, please contact us before your visit at either or 01661 843276.

Staying safe 

Some paths and entrances are narrow, cobbled or uneven, please take care and give way to visitors coming towards you if you can.

To help this, we recommend continuing around the garden to the exit and not to retrace your steps.

Face coverings are not compulsory but we recommend that you wear one in any area on your visit which is enclosed and crowded.

If you’re showing any symptoms of coronavirus, or if you’ve been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit.

What facilities are open? 

Birthplace of famous artist and naturalist Thomas Bewick

19th Century farmhouse – later home of the Bewick family – now a museum.

Delightful cottage gardens.

What is different?

Our shop and tea-room have closed since your last visit.​ For the nearest coffee shop, head to the top of station Bank to Buddies tea room.

How to book

The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors from the local community remains our priority and we urge you to book your visits in advance. Every Friday we release new bookings for visits the following week.

  • Entry and parking is free for members, but please bring your membership card with you. Non-members will need to pay in advance.
  • Please book one ticket per person, except for children aged 5 or under as they don't need a ticket.
  • You'll need to choose a 30-minute arrival time for the day you want to visit.
  • The timeslot is for your arrival time only
  • Bookings are for your use only and are not available for resale
  • We'll send your booking confirmation by email. Please make sure you fill in your correct email address when you book to ensure you receive your confirmation email.

If your plans change and you can’t make your timeslot, you can easily change or cancel your booking.  We really appreciate you doing this as soon as possible so the tickets can be made available for other visitors.

If you’re a member, the option to cancel or change your booking can be found in your confirmation email by selecting ‘view and manage your order online’ underneath your order summary.

For non-members please ring us on 0344 249 1895 to discuss changing your booking.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

THE WHIMBREL, an engraving from "The History of British Birds",1797, by Thomas Bewick,(1753-1828),
THE WHIMBREL, an engraving from
THE WHIMBREL, an engraving from "The History of British Birds",1797, by Thomas Bewick,(1753-1828),

Upcoming events

Sorry, there are no upcoming events at this place.