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Cherryburn, Hexham
(4.3/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Hadn't heard of Thomas Bewick, but as National Trust members I enjoyed this place anyway - interesting exhibits in a quiet and peaceful setting. Nice gardens and property, and the museum part is infor...  more »
  • Visited Cherryburn yesterday with my university and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. It is small so you can be round in the hour but the garden walks are gorgeous and on a lovely sunny day taking a picnic...  more »
  • It's quite an interesting place showing works of Thomas Bewick, specially the printing blocks, sequence of works by drawing and carving the wood. and it is also an interesting place for kids, speciall...  more »
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  • Excellent place for a quiet few hours
  • Great place to visit
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