Cherryburn is closed for winter and will reopen on Thursday 14th March, 2024.
Visit this unassuming Northumbrian farmstead, birthplace and childhood home of Thomas Bewick, master wood-engraver, artist and natural history author.
Bewick is perhaps Northumberland’s greatest artist: a wood engraver and naturalist who revolutionised print art in Georgian England. Set in a tranquil garden with views across the Tyne Valley, Cherryburn is surrounded by the natural world that inspired his work.
Discover his tiny 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.
Follow Bewick’s wood blocks on their journey to the print room and once outside, explore the delightful cottage gardens.
The garden at Cherryburn was recently renovated to become a truly accessible space for people and wildlife. There is more seating, wheelchair-friendly and pushchair-friendly paths and planting to attract bees and butterflies.
The garden now has a more natural look and a wilder feel, with easy to source plants to inspire you to create your own planting schemes at home. The garden project celebrates the legacy of Thomas Bewick with features and designs inspired by him and his work, ready to delight many more generations of visitors. Join us for what we hope will be our most floral year to date.
Cherryburn is open Thursdays and Fridays only and pre-bookings are recommended though not essential. Tickets can be booked through the Cherryburn website.
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