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Cherryburn, Hexham

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Cherryburn is a cottage in Mickley, Northumberland, England, which was the birthplace of Thomas Bewick, an English wood engraver and ornithologist. The cottage, its adjacent farmhouse and large grounds, have been managed by the National Trust since 1991 when they took over responsibility for the site from the Bewick Birthplace Trust. Cherryburn is now open to the public 7 days a week between February and November.HistoryThomas Bewick was born in the cottage in August 1753, he grew up there until the age of 14 when he moved to Newcastle upon Tyne to become a bound apprentice with the Beilby family.The Cottage and the Farmhouse are now a museum to show what life was back when Thomas Bewick was alive. The Cottage has been furnished with items which would have been common at the time and the Farmhouse possesses a large collection of Bewick's publications, original engravings and printing equipment.
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  • 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 mas...  more »
  • 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 l...  more »
  • 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 e...  more »
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  • On our door step staff are great grounds are superb daughter loves it here
  • Lovely little house and interesting history of engraving by Thomas Bewick.
  • Really friendly and easy going place
  • Excellent place for a quiet few hours
  • Great place to visit

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