Cragside

Cragside house with Rhododendrons in bloom

Extraordinary Victorian house, gardens and woodland - the wonder of its age

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Things to see and do

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What's on

Upcoming events

Time to Dress

Wed 01 Jun 2016
10:30-11:30
A Victorian costume activity session for children lead by the Learning Team ending with a unique "over the ropes" photo opportunity

Garden walks

Wed 01 Jun 2016
12:00-13:00
Join volunteer Geoff or Chris for a guided walk through the formal gardens. The tour includes an introduction to the different parts of the garden and seasonal highlights.

Victorian Baking

Wed 01 Jun 2016
13:00-15:00
Imagine being greeted by the smell of fresh baking as you walk through the doors...Come along and see our volunteers cooks in costume experiment with authentic Victorian recipes as they whip up various traditional treats in the magnificent kitchen.

Conservation in Action

Wed 01 Jun 2016
13:00-16:00
Meet the conservation volunteers and watch how they delicately handle and clean items from Cragside's collection. Subject to volunteer availability.

Make an Archimedes screw

Thu 02 Jun 2016
11:00-15:00
Have a go at making your own mini Archimedes screw. How is your different from ours? Drop in at the Young Engineers' Zone.

Ranger walks

Sat 04 Jun 2016
13:30-15:30
Join one of our Rangers for a rugged hike to explore parts of Cragside that are off the beaten track. You'll be led through the amazing landscape of rocks, caves and secret pathways that you just can't see through the car window!
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Eating and shopping

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History

A historical black and white print of The Lodge 'Cragside', Northumberland, dated 1864-6, before Norman Shaw's additions.

Unearth our History 

Three influential people helped to create the special place we know and love today. Learn more about them and their combined vision.

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Wildlife

 A red squirrel at the base of a Cragside tree

Uncover the Wildlife 

See herons on Nelly's Moss lakes, catch a glimpse of the green woodpecker over the Valley Garden or spot a House Martin outside our Visitor Centre.

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Get involved

Victoria Baking Days at Cragside

Join our team 

We've many roles to tempt you to join our team including; becoming a room guide or a member of our behind the scenes team. You can also become a learning assistant and help deliver our educational program or get active and help manage out vast landscape.

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Learning

Children sitting on a tree stump beside the tree sculpture known as Douglas

Armstrong - our local hero 

Learn about the famous Lord Armstrong, discover examples of 19th-century technology and master the biodiversity and habitats of our streams, lakes and woodland.

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