Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park
Cornwall PL10 1HZ
Events at Mount Edgcumbe
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.
Edgcumbe 500 Celebration
On June 30 1515 King Henry VIII (by the Grace of God, King of England, France and Lord of Ireland) issued the following license:
‘For Sir Peter Eggegcombe (Sir Piers Edgcumbe). License to empark lands in Weststonehouse and Cremele, Devon, and Cuthele, Cornw, and to enclose and fortify his manor of Estonehouse, Devon.’
(Weststonehouse and Cremele – today known as Mount Edgcumbe and Cremyll – were until 1844 included as a part of the county of Devon).
2015 will mark the 500th anniversary of the Edgcumbe family’s first structure on the peninsula – the great palisade fence – used to empark the Fallow Deer.
Throughout 2015 we will be marking this historical milestone with various events and activities to recognise the careful stewardship over 500 years of a much loved Grade 1 listed landscape which is still grazed by the descendants of the original herd of deer today.
Every Friday (subject to pre-booking)
Spend an hour or so with one of the country's top professional Falconers, flying a spectacular Harris Hawk as well as a close-up meeting with a beautiful Owl! Taking place every Friday, with pre-booking and payment required through the Westcountry Falconry website. Cost is £25 per person.
To find out more contact David or Michelle at Westcountry Falconry on 07904 314082 or email email@example.com.
3D Felt Workshop
Sunday 12 April 2015 - 10am to 1pm
Use beautiful Merino Wool fibres to create a unique felted purse or small bag using the wet felting method. There will be an opportunity to experiment with colour blending using traditional carders and learn how to make pre felt and a felted button for your purse or bag. All materials are provided but please bring a plastic bag to carry wet items home! Tickets cost £20 per person.
Monthly Produce Market
Sunday 12 April to Sunday 11 October 2015 - 10am to 4pm
Joint us at Mount Edgcumbe to celebrate local food anf drink from the Tamar Valley by supporting our local growers and producers. The event is held on the 2nd Sunday of each month between April and October. The produce available will include fresh bread, vegetables, eggs, apple juice, preserves, flowers and plants, honey, smoked fish, cakes and lots more.
Edgcumbe 500 - Back to the Tudors
Wednesday 22 April 2015 - 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. Also included is entry to the House and Earls Garden on the day. Tickets cost £5 per person.
Drawn to the Valley ‘Spring into Art’ Exhibition
29 April to 6 May 2015 - 11am to 4pm
Taking place in the Belvedere at Mount Edgcumbe, this celebration of Drawn to the Valley, showcasing a diverse collection of work from some of the regions most talented artists.
Edgcumbe 500 - Green Man Event
Sunday 3 May 2015 - 10am to 4pm
Join us at Mount Edgcumbe to celebrate the rebirth of the year. Take a look back at how land management has progressed over the last 500 years and take a peek at the history, natural habitat and deer of the estate. With falconry displays, archery, willow weaving and wood turning and accompanied by a fantastic Cornish Band. The festival will include a craft fair and food market all woven around the huge central figure of a Green Man - the spirit of fertility and renewal. Entry to the event is free of charge. All day parking is £5 per vehicle.
History and Heritage of the Earls Garden
Wednesday 20 May 2015 - 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 one hour. Tickets should be booked in advance and include entry to the House after the talk. Tickets cost £5 per person.
Edgcumbe 500 - Smugglers Market
Sunday 24 May 2015 - 10am to 4pm
Join us to celebrate the peninsula’s dark and murky dealings over the last 500 years. The pirates of St Piran will arrive at Mount Edgcumbe onboard a real pirate ship which will moor just offshore. They’ll be joined by dastardly smugglers from across Cornwall and Plymouth who will set-up a themed market. Will you be lucky enough to take a trip onboard? With cannons firing, pirates singing and treasure being spilt - who wouldn’t want to come along to this red letter day event? Entry to the event is free of charge. All day parking is £5 per vehicle.
Edgcumbe 500 - Developing a Legacy
Wednesday 3 June 2015 - 11.30am to 12.30pm
A step by step guide to the development of buildings on the estate and include entry to the House and Earls Garden on the day. Tickets cost £5 per person.
Going Bats at Mount Edgcumbe
Saturday 13 June 2015 - 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 two to three 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.
3 Wishes Faery Festival
Friday 19 to Sunday 21 June 2015
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