Cherryburn
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  • geismom
    Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania1,704 contributions
    A Surprising Gem
    The open days are quite limited at Cherryburn, and I added it onto our itinerary as a quick stop on the day that we were scheduled to leave the area. Admission was by appointment, and I was able to reserve the first of the morning. I never dreamed that it would be such a delightful venue to visit and I am grateful that we took the time to tour the house and grounds. We were on site the day that the Big Dig was filming for a Channel 4 News program. The archeologists had located several items that correlated with the expected time periods they were researching, including a 1767 sixpence which we were told is very rare. The tour guides were delightful and very informative. The printing press in the house was extremely interesting, and we were given a print made by the guide on site. There is a small library that holds many of the books featuring Bewick's talents. A fabulous find for us. And well worth making the effort to visit.
    Written October 19, 2022
  • Cliff J
    London, United Kingdom2,128 contributions
    Quite a Surprise
    Cherryburn is owned and administered by the National Trust. You had to Pre-book when we went in September (it is now closed for the winter). Cherryburn was the childhood home of Thomas Bewick an 18th century artist and probably the UK's best wood-engraver and someone I have to confess I did not really know about prior to my visit. The two rooms of the original house are accessible; one was being used to house an exhibition of 20 intricately engraved glass panels by Phoebe Connolly. There is also an engraved greenhouse again by Phoebe Connolly in the grounds. In the brothers house are some of Thomas's original engravings as well as an exhibition of printing presses.
    Written October 26, 2021
  • RDS61
    Chester, United Kingdom1,671 contributions
    Very interesting
    Cherryburn is the home of Thomas Bewick the famous naturalis and engraver. The house is quite small with only a few rooms but provides a fascinating insight into his skills as an engraver, printer and naturalist. Across the courtyard from the main house is the the building where he was born and grew up. The whole family lived in a couple of small basic rooms.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 16, 2020
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geismom
Sinking Spring, PA1,704 contributions
Sep 2022
The open days are quite limited at Cherryburn, and I added it onto our itinerary as a quick stop on the day that we were scheduled to leave the area. Admission was by appointment, and I was able to reserve the first of the morning. I never dreamed that it would be such a delightful venue to visit and I am grateful that we took the time to tour the house and grounds.

We were on site the day that the Big Dig was filming for a Channel 4 News program. The archeologists had located several items that correlated with the expected time periods they were researching, including a 1767 sixpence which we were told is very rare.

The tour guides were delightful and very informative. The printing press in the house was extremely interesting, and we were given a print made by the guide on site.
There is a small library that holds many of the books featuring Bewick's talents.

A fabulous find for us. And well worth making the effort to visit.
Written October 19, 2022
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Cliff J
London, UK2,128 contributions
Sep 2021
Cherryburn is owned and administered by the National Trust. You had to Pre-book when we went in September (it is now closed for the winter). Cherryburn was the childhood home of Thomas Bewick an 18th century artist and probably the UK's best wood-engraver and someone I have to confess I did not really know about prior to my visit. The two rooms of the original house are accessible; one was being used to house an exhibition of 20 intricately engraved glass panels by Phoebe Connolly. There is also an engraved greenhouse again by Phoebe Connolly in the grounds. In the brothers house are some of Thomas's original engravings as well as an exhibition of printing presses.
Written October 26, 2021
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stanaloy
Bradford, UK14 contributions
Sep 2021
The house and gardens are interesting and enjoyable but we found the highlight of our visit was the friendly and informative staff. We even got a private tour round the gardens by the gardener who was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her work.
Written September 19, 2021
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RDS61
Chester, UK1,671 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Cherryburn is the home of Thomas Bewick the famous naturalis and engraver. The house is quite small with only a few rooms but provides a fascinating insight into his skills as an engraver, printer and naturalist. Across the courtyard from the main house is the the building where he was born and grew up. The whole family lived in a couple of small basic rooms.
Written February 16, 2020
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daveandlynda311
Morpeth, UK331 contributions
Sep 2019
A small NT property but worth a visit for the print room alone although the donkeys - especially the baby one - are cute.
Written September 13, 2019
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Michael N
Cheadle Hulme, UK4,148 contributions
May 2019
Not a lot to see at this small off the track house.
Nice welcome and details provided of the limited amount to see in the two rooms of this engravers cottage. Weather was poor so not easy to explore outside.
Short video in the print room is helpful.
Would not have been impressed if we had had to pay admission so glad we are NT members.
Written August 12, 2019
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Mickthenick
1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Couples
Visited while staying in Newcastle so didn't travel very far which was the only plus point.
Two rooms only to visit in the main the building and one other in an outbuilding.
Visit over within the hour, couldn't find bees or see alpacs as outside overgrown and partly closed. Staff very friendly.
Written July 26, 2019
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Jen W
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK144 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
didn't really know about Bewick and his art but used Trust membership to find out.the cottage is small so not many allowed in .The artwork is beautiful .wish I had researched first
Written July 22, 2019
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Bill R
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK328 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Pleasantly surprised with Cherryburn and learnt a lot about Thomas Berwick.Great friendly and knowledgeable Staff who are passionate about Cherryburn.
Written July 15, 2019
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David R
Smethwick, UK392 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Nice sunny day and such a surprise after travelling through a residential area to come into such peace and tranquillity. Exhibitions excellent (not sure about the talking birds though) with several wood blocks on display. Such an enthusiastic young lady who obviously loves the place. Small café but very reasonable and lots of seating all over the grounds - ideal for a picnic. Well worth a visit.
Written July 10, 2019
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