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Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park
Cremyll
Torpoint
Cornwall PL10 1HZ
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01752 822236
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mt.edgcumbe@plymouth.gov.uk
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Events at Mount Edgcumbe

Mount Edgcumbe House open 27 March to 29 September 2016
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.


 

Dowsing for Beginners

Sunday 6 March 2016 — 10.30am to 12.30pm


Sceptical? Why not try out the ancient art of dowsing here at Mount Edgcumbe and develop a new skill. Meet on the terrace in front of the House and don’t forget your wire coat hangers!

Tickets cost £5 per person and should be booked in advance, minimum numbers apply for the event to run.


Learn the Craft of Crochet

Sunday 13 and 20 March 2016 - 10.30am to 12.30pm


This is a two part workshop where you will learn the basic stitches you need to create a range of items and designs to embellish existing garments. With these basic stitches you can create anything from flowers to granny squares.

A starter kit will be provided including yarn and a hook. Whether you’re a complete beginner or need to brush up on your basic skills this is a great way to do it.

Tickets cost £25 per person for the two sessions and starter pack. All tickets should be booked in advance, minimum numbers apply for the event to run.


Annual Children’s Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday 20 March 2016 - 1.30pm-3pm


Collect your clue sheet from the Orangery (Cremyll end of the Park) anytime between 1.30pm and 3pm. Last entry is 3pm. There are refreshments available so come along for a fun afternoon. This event will go ahead whatever the weather so come along and join in the fun.  Happy Easter!

The cost is £2.50 per child and this includes a medium size egg. There is no booking - just pay on the day.


Camellia Walk

Wednesday 23 March 2016 - 10am to 12 noon


This is an opportunity to join the Curator of the National Camellia Collection, held by Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, on a conducted tour of the collection that currently numbers approximately 1,000 cultivars. Meet at the Dry Walk Car Park.  Suitable walking shoes and clothing is a must on this outdoor adventure.

Tickets cost £5 per person. All tickets should be booked in advance, minimum numbers apply for the event to run.


Camellia Walk

Sunday 3 April 2016 - 10am to 12 noon

This is an opportunity to join the Curator of the National Camellia Collection, held by Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, on a conducted tour of the collection that currently numbers approximately 1,000 cultivars. Meet at the Dry Walk Car Park.  Suitable walking shoes and clothing is a must on this outdoor adventure.

Tickets cost £5 per person. All tickets should be booked in advance, minimum numbers apply for the event to run.


Spring Garden Tour

Wednesday 13 April 2016 – 11am to 12.30pm

Take a tour of our Grade I listed gardens and historic buildings while they are surrounded by beautiful spring blooms. Meet at Cremyll Gate.

Tickets cost £5 per person. All tickets should be booked in advance, minimum numbers apply for the event to run.


Fabric Stamping Workshop

Sunday 10 April 2016 10am to 1pm

Join our tutor for this introduction to fabric stamping. Learn to carve your own stamps out of rubber and use it to decorate either a tea towel or tote bag or bring an item of your own to decorate (must be pre-washed light colour cotton/poly-cotton fabric).  All materials will be provided.

Tickets cost £20 per person. All tickets should be booked in advance, minimum numbers apply for the event to run.


Back to the Tudors

Wednesday 20 April 2016 – 11.30am to 12.30pm

What was life like 500 years ago? Discover why Mount Edgcumbe House was so modern and unique when it was built. Look at the collections to find out more about this fascinating period in history.

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.


Teddy Bears Picnic

Sunday 24 April 2016 – 11am to 3pm

If you go down in the woods today... Why not take your favourite teddy out for the day and have a picnic at Mount Edgcumbe Park. There will be a teddy trail for the younger ones to find and BBQ available at Barn Pool.  Don’t forget your comfy blanket.

All tickets should be booked in advance, minimum numbers apply for the event to run.


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.


PDF icon Mount Edgcumbe events booking form 2015 [31KB] (this form is for workshop/talks etc and not for stalls at any of the larger events)