Home of engraver opens its doors

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Dated 26/11/2015 Rare limited printings depicting the work of acclaimed 18th century North East engraver Thomas Bewick - made using Bewick’s original hand crafted wooden blocks - have revealed surprising details hidden for more than 200 years and are now set to be released for sale by the National Trust, which cares for Bewick’s Northumberland birthplace at Cherryburn in the Tyne Valley. Picture shows one of the original blocks. #NorthNewsAndPictures/2daymedia
Dated 26/11/2015 Rare limited printings depicting the work of acclaimed 18th century North East engraver Thomas Bewick - made using Bewick’s original hand crafted wooden blocks - have revealed surprising details hidden for more than 200 years and are now set to be released for sale by the National Trust, which cares for Bewick’s Northumberland birthplace at Cherryburn in the Tyne Valley. Picture shows one of the original blocks. #NorthNewsAndPictures/2daymedia
15 February 2017 5:15PM

CHERRYBURN is back with a splash this weekend as the Mickley heritage site re-opens for half term.

The birthplace of famous artist and naturalist Thomas Bewick will open its doors tomorrow after closing for the winter.

And to celebrate the opening, a whole host of arts and crafts activities will be held during half-term week.

In honour of Thomas Bewick, the week has an art theme and young visitors are invited to join in and get messy.

Booking is not required and the event is free. However the normal admission charges to the National Trust property will apply.

The site also features a traditional 19th century farmhouse, the later home of the Bewick family and now a museum.

The properties are surrounded by attractive cottage gardens, a farmyard and paddock walk.

The free arts and crafts events will be held between 11am and 3pm from Saturday, February 18 until Friday, February 24.

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