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Heritage Open Days at Cherryburn 2024

Discover the birthplace of famous artist, engraver and naturalist Thomas Bewick, a quaint farmhouse cottage nestled in the Tyne Valley.

  • Booking advisable
  • Free event

Bewick is perhaps Northumberland’s greatest artist: a wood engraver and naturalist who revolutionised print art in Georgian England. Set in a tranquil, accessible garden with views across the Tyne Valley, Cherryburn is surrounded by the natural world that inspired his work.

Discover his birthplace cottage and farmyard with glorious views over the Tyne Valley, plus a traditional 19th century farmhouse - the later home of the Bewick family, now a museum - with an unrivalled collection of his work and an exhibition about his life.

Explore our newly renovated garden, now more accessible for wildlife and people, including the provision of more seating, and new wheelchair-friendly and pushchair-friendly paths. Picnic on the lawn and relax in surroundings barely changed since Bewick himself was there.


The basics

Booking details

Call 01661843276 The event is free but booking is recommended.


Children welcome

Meeting point

Cherryburn, Station Bank, Mickley Square, Stocksfield, Northumberland, NE43 7DD


Accessible parking in main car park, 100 yards from house. The path from the car park is sloped, surfaced with fine grade material. There is a drop off point in the courtyard, accessed via the right-hand gate. Accessible toilet facilities outside main building, easy level access. Dogs are welcome on short leads in the garden. Braille guide available.