Once a hive of experimental activity, Lord Armstrong’s Electrical Room is where he indulged his lifelong fascination with electricity. Now, the space is open once more, after undergoing careful conservation in recent years to restore the fabric of the room.
The air will once again crackle with excitement and invention as new installations and interactive interpretation bring Armstrong’s experiments back to life, returning the spark to Cragside after 120 years!
Tucked away in a specially built space, the Electrical Room is where Armstrong would spend the last few years of his life exploring and photographing electrical discharges.
It was one of the last rooms to be built at Cragside, sitting in the extension which Armstrong commissioned in 1895. It was a purpose built, private space where, together with Professor Henry Stroud, he undertook research into high tension electricity.
Nestled amongst items of scientific curiosity, the new installations will give visitors a glimpse into what might have gone on in Armstrong’s secret laboratory 120 years ago.
Enter the secret world of the “Magician of the North” and discover the magic of his Electrical Room…