Victorian Baking at Cragside House

Enjoy the comforting smell of home baking as you walk into the House as Cragside’s volunteers whip a cakes and bakes in the kitchen.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Enjoy the comforting smell of home baking as you walk into the House as Cragside’s volunteers whip a cakes and bakes. Stop by the kitchen on the ground floor where volunteer cooks in costume will be experimenting with authentic Victorian recipes and traditional treats. You can ask questions about how they’re baking on the huge range and discover more about what life in the kitchen was like for the servants that carried out daily chores and cooked meals for the Armstrongs and their guests.

This event takes place every Wednesday, 1-4pm until 7 September.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Cragside

Prices

Admission (until 30 Oct)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £23.10 £21.00
Child £11.55 £10.50
Family £57.75 £52.50
Family (1 adult) £34.65 £31.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

No pre-booking required. Please pay or show your membership card(s) on arrival. 
Under 5s are free. Free entry for National Trust members. Car parking is free. 

The basics

Meeting point
The kitchen in Cragside House.
Accessibility
This activity is located on the ground floor of the House and accessible by wheelchair.

Contact Info

Name
Cragside
Email
cragside@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01669 620333

Upcoming events

Victorian Baking at Cragside House

Wed 17 Aug 2022
13:00-16:00
Enjoy the comforting smell of home baking as you walk into the House as Cragside’s volunteers whip a cakes and bakes in the kitchen.

Shell cleaning at the House (volunteer dependent)

Wed 17 Aug 2022
13:00-16:00
Discover how we look after Lady Armstrong's huge collection of over 4000 shells. Stop by the cleaning table in the Gallery to chat to conservation volunteers about this intricate a process.

Cragside Behind the Scenes Conservation Tour

Thu 18 Aug 2022
13:30-14:30
Join the team for a sneak peek behind the scenes at the House. Explore the servants quarters as you climb the narrow stairs, discover what life was like for the staff at Cragside and find out how we use what were their bedrooms today.