Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park
Cornwall PL10 1HZ
Events at Mount Edgcumbe
All exhibitions are in the House and can be visited during the open season
The Metta Catharina Exhibition
April to September at Mount Edgcumbe House
This year at Mount Edgcumbe House sees the Heritage Lottery Funded Metta Catharina exhibition which tells the story of the wreck of the 18th century brigantine, lost off the coast of Mount Edgcumbe in 1786 carrying a precious cargo of leather.
The exhibition will also tell the incredible tale of the divers who discovered the wreck and spent the next 30 years battling to uncover her secrets. It promises to be a fun packed, informative exhibition full of interactive activities for families to enjoy.
Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War Exhibition
Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and put together by the Maritime Archaeology Trust. At the heart of this exhibition lies a desire to raise the profile of an almost forgotten aspect of the 1st World War. Whilst attention marking the centenary is often focused on the Western Front and major naval battles like Jutland, other historic remains from the war lie largely forgotten in and around our seas, rivers and estuaries. This project covers Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Sussex and Kent. Mount Edgcumbe has been chosen as a venue because of its maritime connections.
Embroiderers Guild: Landscapes and Gardens Exhibition
The Embroiderers’ Guild has joined forces with the British Landscape Institute, the National Trust and English Heritage in 2016 to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown and the idea of the classic English landscape. Although Capability Brown never worked here the Embroiderers’ Guild approached us because of the extraordinary Grade 1 listed landscape that we have responsibility for. Members of the Guild will use the landscape and formal gardens of Mount Edgcumbe to inspire textural works.
From “trash to treasure” - Up-cycled textiles workshop
Sunday 15 May 2016 - 10.00 to 3pm
Learn how to turn items of unwanted clothing and textiles into new and special items to use, wear or decorate your home, such as pin boards, cushions, children’s textile books, hot water bottle covers. All materials and equipment required for the projects will be provided. A sewing machine will be available for use during the workshop however you are invited to bring your own. No previous experience is required. You will need to bring to the workshop basic sewing items and a pair of scissors.
Tickets cost £35 per person. All tickets should be booked in advance, minimum numbers apply for the event to run.
History and Heritage of the Earls Garden
Wednesday 18 May 2016 – 11.30am to 12.30pm
Discover all about the beautiful Earls Garden here at Mount Edgcumbe and what’s hidden away in all the nooks and crannies. Starting at 11.30am the talk will last approximately 1 hour.
Tickets cost £5 per person and include entry to the House after the talk. All tickets should be booked in advance, minimum numbers apply for the event to run.
Green Man Event
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May 2016 — 10am to 4pm
The giant figure of the Green Man returns to Mount Edgcumbe as a centre piece looming over the event sitting on his throne of leaves and bark. He will be presiding over the Kernow Levy of long bow archers, a heavy horse team, 18th century woodsmen, willow weavers, a falconer and a charcoal maker alongside traditional English fair activities, children’s activities, beer tents, hog roasts, traders and music.
On both days the Green Man will be joined by the Pirates of St Piran singing sea shanties, mock fighting and creating merry chaos - and music by Black Friday Cornwalls very own high energy Folk/Celtic punk rock band.
Entry to the event is free of charge - all day parking costs £5 per vehicle.
Felted bag workshop: an introduction to wet felting
Sunday 5 June 2016 - 10am to 1pm
An introduction to the craft of wet felting, using a resist technique you will make a seamless felted bag or tablet computer cover. No previous experience is required. All materials and equipment will be provided by the tutor. Please bring a towel and plastic bag to take your work home with you.
Tickets cost £20 per person. All tickets should be booked in advance, minimum numbers apply for the event to run.
Working for ‘Lordy’
Wednesday 8 June 2016 – 11.30am to 12.30pm
An introduction to life ‘below stairs’ and also on the estate at Mount Edgcumbe. Brought to life with photos and stories from the past.
Tickets cost £5 per person and include entry to the House and Earls Garden on the day. All tickets should be booked in advance, minimum numbers apply for the event to run.
Going Bats at Mount Edgcumbe
Saturday 11 June 2016 — 8pm to 10.30pm
Join us for a nocturnal adventure and let our colonies of bats be your guide. With rare species calling Mount Edgcumbe home, you could be in for a real treat with this expedition. Meeting on the terrace at the front of the house at 8pm, the walk will take approximately 2 to 3 hours and finish off with hot soup. Please make sure that you wrap up warm and wear suitable footwear for the walk.
Tickets cost £5 per person. All tickets should be booked in advance, minimum numbers apply for the event to run.
3 Wishes Faery Festival
Friday 17 to Sunday 19 June 2016
Welcome one and all to the gathering of the faery clans and the mortal realms in Celtic Cornwall. For three fairytastic days where humans and faerie folk can walk (or fly!) side-by-side in harmony, in celebration of the magical time of midsummer.
Step into the fairy ring portal and into the realms of the Fae. Glimpse into fairyland, and experience how the ‘little people’ celebrate their love of the sacred land, for they are the guardians and carers of our earth. For further information about this event, or to book your tickets visit the Faery Events website.
Classic Car Show and Country Fayre
Sunday 7 August 2016
The 20th annual Classic Car Show and Country Fayre will take place on Sunday 7 August at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park. Classic, American and kit cars will be on show along with military vehicles.
Car show exhibitors
Once again you are cordially invited to bring your classic, American and kit cars, motorcycles and military vehicles to this event. The (non-refundable) entry fee is £5 per vehicle, including motorcycles, payable in advance. Entry is by ticket only.
The entry form can be downloaded from The Friends of Mount Edgcumbe website. Please complete and return it by 22 July with your payment and a self addressed envelope to:
Car Show Secretary, Mount Edgcumbe House, Cremyll, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL10 1HZ.
There will be a large number of trophies to be won and a certificate of attendance will be available for collection from the information tent. The Earl of Mount Edgcumbe will open the event at 11am but entrants can arrive from 8am to find their position - it is recommended that entrants arrive as early as possible.
For further information contact the Car Show Secretary on 07572 355940 or email email@example.com.
Alongside the car show will be a number of stalls, caterers and entertainment. All exhibitors, traders, stallholders and caterers enquiries should be sent to Judy Lawton on 01726 66868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.