Cragside house surrounded by autumn colours

Extraordinary Victorian house, gardens and woodland - the wonder of its age


Things to see and do


What's on

Upcoming events

Create some wild art

Tue 25 Oct 2016
Experiment with different natural textures and create some autumnal wild art! Then, tick off No. 18 from the 50 things to do before you're 113/4.

Garden walks

Tue 25 Oct 2016
Join volunteer Geoff or Chris for a guided walk through the formal gardens. The tour includes an introduction to the different parts of the garden and seasonal highlights.

Time to Dress

Wed 26 Oct 2016
A Victorian costume activity session for children lead by the Learning Team ending with a unique "over the ropes" photo opportunity

Victorian Baking

Wed 26 Oct 2016
Imagine being greeted by the smell of fresh baking as you walk through the doors...Come along and see our volunteers cooks in costume experiment with authentic Victorian recipes as they whip up various traditional treats in the magnificent kitchen.

Conservation in Action

Wed 26 Oct 2016
Meet the conservation volunteers and watch how they delicately handle and clean items from Cragside's collection. Subject to volunteer availability.

How high can your witch fly?

Thu 27 Oct 2016
Experiment with air powered rockets and see how high you can make your witch fly!

Eating and shopping



 A red squirrel at the base of a Cragside tree

Uncover the Wildlife 

See herons on Nelly's Moss lakes, catch a glimpse of the green woodpecker over the Valley Garden or spot a House Martin outside our Visitor Centre.


Get involved

Victoria Baking Days at Cragside

Join our team 

We've many roles to tempt you to join our team including; becoming a room guide or a member of our behind the scenes team. You can also become a learning assistant and help deliver our educational program or get active and help manage out vast landscape.



Children sitting on a tree stump beside the tree sculpture known as Douglas

Armstrong - our local hero 

Learn about the famous Lord Armstrong, discover examples of 19th-century technology and master the biodiversity and habitats of our streams, lakes and woodland.


Places to stay

 Garden Cottage in the grounds of Cragside which is used by the National Trust as a holiday cottage

Holiday with us 

From an over-night school visit to a relaxing family holiday Cragside has it all, set in the beautiful surroundings of the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity.