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Short but interesting visit.
Fandango11, Southampton Uk
We were pleasantly surprised by the friendly welcome we got here. We were told the history of the buildings and how important the work of Thomas Bewick was - I had never heard of him, but he was a master engraver who was known for his books of animal prints as well as many other books. You can see the building bewick was born in and there is a museum in the farm built by his son. I enjoyed the visit but my wife felt that £10.60 for two adults was a bit expensive for something that takes less than an hour to look around.
A real gem of a place
GEORDIEJUNE, South Shields, United Kingdom
Went here not expecting such a peaceful beautiful scenic place. Loved Thomas Bewick birthplace home and the fact you could sit on the chairs. Lovely museum displaying his work and the history of his life. The tea shop was very welcoming. Tracey couldn't have made us feel more at home. Wonderful service and a tasty scone and shortbread. The view over the farmyard was lovely and we felt so relaxed in the beautiful surroundings. There was a lawned area with deck chairs and games for the children. Unfortunately the weather changed whilst we were there. Fabulous place though.
Interesting place to stop on a tour, but not a destination
JohnHowardNorfolk, Bristol, United Kingdom
We two pensioners stopped here en route to Edinburgh, hoping to stretch our legs, get fresh air, soak up some culture and maybe a bite to eat. It is basically a "shrine" to Thomas Bewick, and a real eye opener to country living conditions a century or more ago. Well worth a short visit of perhaps an hour at most. The cobbled farm yard and other obstacles make disabled access extremely hard. For the able bodied there are short paths around offering attractive views. Visitors with children may enjoy petting the two donkeys! A video runs giving the background history, but be warned there are neither subtitles nor a hearing loop which disappointed this deaf visitor. The sympathetic staff apologised for this. Teas, coffees and a small selection of cakes were available, although pricey. One tea, one coffee, one shortbread and a packet of crisps came to £6.50! Would I go again? Yes, but only if passing nearby as this doesn't offer enough as a destination by itself.
Perfect for an afternoon visit
Maxine G, Lincoln, United Kingdom
The farm where a Thomas Bewick was born and raised provides a step back in time and emphasises the remarkable achievements of this engraver. The staff are welcoming and well informed. There is often a printer there who will demonstrate the printing press. There is a very pleasant short walk around the paddock and garedens where children can explore. The museum is well laid out and exceptionally interesting.
Whilst a small venue still has a lot to offer. Great walk passed the donkeys and with amazing views.