The House at Cragside
Cragside, the dream home of Lord and Lady Armstrong – a Victorian house that was light-years ahead of its time. The home of hydroelectricity, Lord and Lady Armstrong used their wealth, art and science in an ingenious way. What began as a modest country retreat quickly became one of the most technologically advanced homes of the Victorian age.
Lots to Explore
There are lots of things to see and do at Cragside House, open every day. Discover the first home to be lit by hydroelecticity - the place where modern living began. Check out the amazing gadgets and modern conveniences as well as an extensive arts and crafts collection.
Conservation in action
Every week day (subject to volunteer availability) you can also catch our conservation volunteers hard at work. With a collection as extensive as the one at Cragside, they sure do have their work cut out for them! Come along and see how they delicately clean and care for the items in our collection.
Cragside Crackle trail
Grab a family trail from the welcome desk in the house and see if you can spot all of the early electrical gismos and guess their uses. House trails are 50p each.