Captain Henry Morgan's Pirate Weekend at Tredegar House

A girl dressed as a pirate hops through the gardens

Get dressed up in your best buccaneer costume, test your sea legs as you walk the plank and have a go at plonking a pirate as we bring you an entire weekend of pirate antics.

This Spring Bank Holiday Weekend Captain Henry Morgan is returning to Tredegar House to select a new batch of recruits to whisk away on one of his epic adventures. 

The annual celebration of one of the world’s most infamous buccaneers has grown from a day to a whole weekend for the first time as we turn our historic house and gardens into a playground for pirates. 

Raiders and scallywags can prepare to pillage the treasures of Tredegar House and take part in a whole host of pirate-themed activities that have earned the festivities a reputation as one of the best family days out in South Wales. 

Will you dare to walk the plank?
Children dressed as pirates have fun walking the plank
Will you dare to walk the plank?

What you need to know

  • Dates: 26-28 May
  • Times: 11am – 4pm
  • Prices:  Normal admission prices apply. National Trust members go free.
  • Booking: There is no booking in advance, please turn up on the day and pay at our Visitor Reception. 
  • Prams: Prams cannot be wheeled through the mansion house but pram storage is available.
A portrait of Henry Morgan hanging in the Brown Room at Tredegar House

Discovering Sir Henry Morgan

Discover more about the life of Sir Henry Morgan, the inspiration to our annual pirate celebrations.

Upcoming events

Clwb Clonc

Thu 26 Apr 2018
10:00-11:00
We'll be joined by Coleg Gwent every Thursday during term time for a coffee and a cake and a chance to practice your Cymraeg.

Conservation in Action

Wed 02 May 2018
12:00-15:00
Curious about how we look after this house and its collection? Find out what it takes to look after this special place; talk to our conservation team about the work they do and see them in action in their workroom within the house.

Garden Highlights

Fri 04 May 2018
10:30-15:00
Always been intrigued about the history of our gardens? Fancy learning a bit more about what we have growing in the boarders or just want to pick our gardener's brains?

Kayaking on the lake

Sat 05 May 2018
10:00-17:00
Head out on our beautiful lake for a kayaking session this Bank Holiday weekend. In partnership with Channel Kayaks, we're helping you to see Tredegar House from a unique perspective.

29th Tredegar House Folk Festival

Sat 12 May 2018
11:00-17:00
Two days of international music, song and dance at the Tredegar House 29th annual folk festival.

My Song My Story Exhibition Launch

Sat 19 May 2018
15:30-16:30
#Mysongmystory is a social exploration of people's favourite song and the story behind them.