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

Mount Edgcumbe House open 1 April to 30 September 2014

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.


Hawk Walks

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 westcountryfalconry.com website. Cost is £25 per person.

To find out more contact David or Michelle at Westcountry Falconry on 07904 314082 or email westcountryfalco@aol.com.


Scented Summer Hanging

Saturday 26 July 2014 - 10am to 4pm

This workshop, operated by the Upcycled Home Co, is based in the Barrow Centre and will run from 10am  to 4pm. Tickets should be booked in advance at a cost of £30 per person including all materials and lunch. Call 07875 756 311 or email upcycledhome.co@outlook.com for further information.


Segway™ Skills

Tuesday 29 July 2014 at 10am

At only £9.95 per person Segway Skills is your opportunity to step on board the world’s first self balancing personal transporter. Following the normal training briefing, this taster session offers you the opportunity to practice gliding in our private practice area.

If you’re ready for more, we’ll invite you to conquer the Segway Skills course – complete with tight turns, precision rope, ramps, dead end, cone slalom, balance beams, bunny hop and limbo bungee.

Finally, you’ll have some free time to test out the Segway at a faster pace whilst our instructors take some final action photos! To book call 0871 789 1024 or visit the Adventure Segway website.

We have made these sessions more accessible. Participants between 10 and 15 years of age can be supervised without a participating adult. It also comes with an extended weight tolerance of no less than 6 stone and no more than 19 stone.


Game of Stones

Friday 1 August 2014 - 10am to 12.30pm

This event, operated by Survival Wisdom, is suitable for children aged 10 to 14 years old.

It is a team game where you set up your camp and then conduct a secret mission to collect the beach treasure. Try to capture your opponent's golden stones using special skills. Tickets cost £10 per head, 2nd and 3rd sibling is £6. For further information and the book your ticket email info@survivalwisdom.com or call 07854 149 475.


Classic Car Show and Summer Fayre

Sunday 3 August 2014

Back for another year, join the Friends of Mount Edgcumbe for this ever popular event at Mount Edgcumbe. Once again you are cordially invited to bring your classic, American and kit cars, motorcycles and military vehicles to this event. Non-refundable fee of £5 per car, £2 for motorcycles to be paid in advance. (entry by ticket only).

There will be a large number of trophies to be won and a certificate of attendance will be available for collection from the control tent on presentation of windscreen entrance ticket. The Earl of Mount Edgcumbe will open the event at 11am but entrants may arrive from 8am to find their position. It is recommended that entrants arrive as early as possible. Judging will commence at 1pm. Vehicles arriving after 1pm will not be judged and will be parked in the spectators' fields where the charge is also £5.

Exhibitor enquiries:

Mrs M. Tindsley

Download an exhibitor application form below

Stalls and car boot sales enquiries:

Debbie Henshaw

Cheques payable to FMECP Fayre & Classic Car Account and please include stamped addressed envelope for return of windscreen stickers.


Vintage and Artisan Event

Sunday 3 August 2014 - 11am to 4pm

Miss Ivy Events is pleased to announce a brand new exciting event at Mount Edgcumbe. The 'All things Vintage and Artisan' @ The Edge.

The event runs from 11am to 4pm in the Stables Courtyard (by the house) Local, talented artisan makers and vintage sellers will be showcasing their wares - with an array of clothes, crockery, homewares and lots more! Vintage inspired entertainment including a beauty parlour, photobooth and music will run throughout the day in the courtyard area. For more details go to the Miss Ivy Events website.


Let there be light - lampshade making

Sunday 10 August 2014 - 10am to 1pm

Spend the morning making two stylish drum lampshades - 30cm and 20cm in diameter. Design your shade to be used with either a lamp stand or ceiling fitting. All materials provided including fabric to cover your shade, if you prefer to bring your own fabric to cover your shade, you will need a light weight fabric such as cotton or linen - 970mm x 255mm and 650mm x 210mm minimum. (Upholstery fabric is too heavy and won't work!). Please bring a pair of fabric scissors if you have them. Tickets £30 per person.


Local Produce Market

Sunday 10 August 2014 - 10am to 4pm

Join us in the Earls Garden Marquee to celebrate local food and drink from the Tamar Valley by supporting our local growers. Produce available will include fresh bread, vegetables, eggs, apple juice, preserves, flowers and plants, honey, smoked fish, cakes and lots more.


Georgian Edgcumbes

Wednesday 13 August 2014 - 11.30am to 12.30pm

An introduction to this fascinating period of history seen through images, artefacts and furniture of the time. See who visited the family and how they influenced the estate. Tickets cost £5 per person and include entrance to the House and Earls Garden.


Firework Campfire

Wednesday 13 August 2014 - From 7.30pm

This event, operated by Survival Wisdom, is suitable for families.

Story telling, songs and wild cooking. Bring your own food and we will show you different ways to cook your supper, with a backdrop of the award winning Plymouth Fireworks. Tickets cost £10 per person. For further information and the book your ticket email info@survivalwisdom.com or call 07854 149 475.


Mad about Moths

Saturday 16 August 2014 - 8pm til late

Over 2000 kinds of moth inhabit the British Isles, most of which you'll only seen if you go trapping at night. Come and join our experts at this night time event and see what moths they can trap and identify, you never know we may find some rarities!

Meet at the park gates at Cremyll at 8pm, the event should last up to 4 hours, tea and biscuits will be provided. Suitable shoes should be worn and bring some warm clothing, it can get chilly during the night. The cost is £5 per person, tickets should be pre-booked.


Pirate School

Saturday 16 August 2014

This event, operated by Survival Wisdom, is suitable for families.

Learn how to survive when stranded on a pirate treasure island. Forage for survival food in the rock pools and surrounding hills and learn how to make an emergency shelter, use signals and light fires. Tickets cost £15 per family. For further information and the book your ticket email info@survivalwisdom.com or call 07854 149 475.


Garden Tour

Wednesday 20 August 2014 - 11.30am to 1pm

Enjoy the delights of the lower gardens here at Mount Edgcumbe with one of our knowledgeable staff. Find out about the creation and history of these amazing Grade 1 listed gardens and some of the rare and unusual plants growing in them.

Meeting at Cremyll Gates at 11.30am, the event will last approximately 1½ hours and cost £5 per person.


Rectangular Willow Tray

Saturday 23 August 2014 - 10am to 4pm

This workshop, operated by the Upcycled Home Co, is based in the Barrow Centre and will run from 10am to 4pm. Tickets should be booked in advance at a cost of £50 per person including all materials and lunch. Call 07875 756 311 or email upcycledhome.co@outlook.com for further information.


Military Vehicle Trust Weekend

Saturday 23, Sunday 24 and Monday 25 August 2014

The Cornwall Military Vehicle Trust will be here once again for their Annual Rally at Mount Edgcumbe. T here will be exhibtors and traders at their annual show along with military vehicles of all eras, military and wartime displays, re-enactors, memorabilia and trade stalls. During the weekend you will see the vehicles out and about on the Rame Peninsula as they head off on road runs.

Admission to the event is free (parking charges apply in the car parks).


Vintage and Artisan Event

Sunday 24August 2014 - 11am to 4pm

Miss Ivy Events is pleased to announce a brand new exciting event at Mount Edgcumbe. The 'All things Vintage and Artisan' @ The Edge.

The event runs from 11am to 4pm at Barn Pool. Local, talented artisan makers and vintage sellers will be showcasing their wares - with an array of clothes, crockery, homewares and lots more! Vintage inspired entertainment including a beauty parlour, photobooth and music will run throughout the day in the courtyard area. For more details go to the Miss Ivy Events website.


Sunday Lunch Cook Out

Saturday 24 August 2014 - 10am to 1.30pm

This event, operated by Survival Wisdom, is suitable for families.

Learn unique ways of cooking lunch, with locally sourced fish and meat. Tickets cost £30 per adult, children free. For further information and the book your ticket email info@survivalwisdom.com or call 07854 149 475.


Game of Stones

Monday 25 August 2014 - 10am to 12.30pm

This event, operated by Survival Wisdom, is suitable for children aged 10 to 14 years old.

It is a team game where you set up your camp and then conduct a secret mission to collect the beach treasure. Try to capture your opponent's golden stones using special skills. Tickets cost £10 per head, 2nd and 3rd sibling is £6. For further information and the book your ticket email info@survivalwisdom.com or call 07854 149 475.


Obstacle Course

Saturday 30 August 2014 - 10am to 12 noon

This event, operated by Survival Wisdom, is suitable for families.

Exciting and fun problems to solve as a family! Unique bonding experience! Tickets cost £10 per family, £8 per unaccompanied 14 year old+. For further information and the book your ticket email info@survivalwisdom.com or call 07854 149 475.


Sealed Knot Weekend

Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 September 2014

Join members of the Sealed Knot Society and see what the life and times of an ordinary Civil War soldier and their families was really like. Experience the sounds, sights and the smells(!) of a soldiers camp from the mid-17th century.

You will have an opportunity to see demonstrations of pike, muskets and artillery as well as encounter the activities of the soldier’s base camp where the women and children will be preparing food and refreshments for their troops.

This is a free event in the park (car parking charges apply).


Vintage and Artisan Event

Sunday 7 September 2014 - 11am to 4pm

Miss Ivy Events is pleased to announce a brand new exciting event at Mount Edgcumbe. The 'All things Vintage and Artisan' @ The Edge.

The event runs from 11am to 4pm in the Stables Courtyard (by the house) Local, talented artisan makers and vintage sellers will be showcasing their wares - with an array of clothes, crockery, homewares and lots more! Vintage inspired entertainment including a beauty parlour, photobooth and music will run throughout the day in the courtyard area. For more details go to the Miss Ivy Events website.


Trade@the edge

Sunday 7 September 2014 - 10am to 12 noon

This small business networking event, operated by the Upcycled Home Co, is based in the Barrow Centre and will run from 10am to 12 noon. Tickets should be booked in advance at a cost of £5 per person including refreshments and guest speaker. Call 07875 756 311 or email upcycledhome.co@outlook.com for further information.


Segway™ Skills

Sunday 7 September 2014 - 10am and 12 noon

At only £9.95 per person Segway Skills is your opportunity to step on board the world’s first self balancing personal transporter. Following the normal training briefing, this taster session offers you the opportunity to practice gliding in our private practice area.

If you’re ready for more, we’ll invite you to conquer the Segway Skills course – complete with tight turns, precision rope, ramps, dead end, cone slalom, balance beams, bunny hop and limbo bungee.

Finally, you’ll have some free time to test out the Segway at a faster pace whilst our instructors take some final action photos! To book call 0871 789 1024 or visit the Adventure Segway website.

We have made these sessions more accessible. Participants between 10 and 15 years of age can be supervised without a participating adult. It also comes with an extended weight tolerance of no less than 6 stone and no more than 19 stone.


Segway™ Skills

Monday 8 September 2014 - 11am

At only £9.95 per person Segway Skills is your opportunity to step on board the world’s first self balancing personal transporter. Following the normal training briefing, this taster session offers you the opportunity to practice gliding in our private practice area.

If you’re ready for more, we’ll invite you to conquer the Segway Skills course – complete with tight turns, precision rope, ramps, dead end, cone slalom, balance beams, bunny hop and limbo bungee.

Finally, you’ll have some free time to test out the Segway at a faster pace whilst our instructors take some final action photos! To book call 0871 789 1024 or visit the Adventure Segway website.

We have made these sessions more accessible. Participants between 10 and 15 years of age can be supervised without a participating adult. It also comes with an extended weight tolerance of no less than 6 stone and no more than 19 stone.


Victorian Edgcumbes

Wednesday 10 September 2014 - 11.30am to 12.30pm

A look at the family of the 4th Earl through stunning old photographs and a fascinating diary from the 1870s. Find out about house parties, royal visits, amateur theatricals and the home life of this important, wealthy family. Starting at 11.30am, tickets cost £5 per person. and include entrance to the House and Earls Garden.


Going Bats at Mount Edgcumbe

Saturday 13 September 2014 - 7pm til late

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 7pm, the walk will take approximately 2 to 3 hours and finish off with hot soup and cost of £5 per person. Please make sure that you wrap up warm and wear suitable footwear for the walk. Due to limited spaces, booking is essential.


Rags to Riches Workshop

Sunday 14 September 2014 - 10am to 1pm

Join our tutor Lorraine for this introduction to rag rugging between 10am and 1pm. Learn the 'age-old' craft of creating beautiful textiles for the home using traditional rag-rugging techniques.

This is the time to make use of all those lovely bits of fabric and clothing that you no longer need, but can't bear to part with. All materials will be provided however you may wish to bring along any special fabric scraps and fabric scissors if you have them.

If you don't have any suitable materials please don't worry as there will be plenty to share. Tickets for the event are £20 per person and should be booked in advance as spaces are limited.


Edible Herb Wreath

Sunday 14 September 2014 - 10am to 4pm

This workshop, operated by the Upcycled Home Co, is based in the Barrow Centre and will run from 10am - 4pm.  Tickets should be booked in advance at a cost of £48 per person including all materials and lunch. Call 07875 756 311 or email upcycledhome.co@outlook.com for further information.


Local Produce Market

Sunday 14 September 2014 - 10am to 4pm

Join us in the Earls Garden Marquee to celebrate local food and drink from the Tamar Valley by supporting our local growers. Produce available will include fresh bread, vegetables, eggs, apple juice, preserves, flowers and plants, honey, smoked fish, cakes and lots more.


The Kings Troop RHA

Saturday 20 September 2014 - 12 noon to 4pm

Meet the horses and mounted gunners of the Kings Troop RHA here at Mount Edgcumbe for a unique day out. The troop wil perform a number of informal mounted displays on the lower Avenue in front of Mount Edgcumbe House between 12 noon and 2pm. You will then be able to meet the horses and the Gunners of the Kings Troop at their stables located at Barrow Field next to the Barrow Centre. There will be lots of activites and display stands throughout the day, entry to this event is free but any donations will be divided between The Army Benevolent fund and The Donkey Sancturay.


Mosaic Mirrors

Saturday 20 September 2014 - 10am to 4pm

This workshop, operated by the Upcycled Home Co, is based in the Barrow Centre and will run from 10am to 4pm. Tickets should be booked in advance at a cost of £30 per person including all materials and lunch. Call 07875 756 311 or email upcycledhome.co@outlook.com for further information.


Segway ‘Expedition Hooe Lake

Sunday 21 September 2014 at 2pm

If you’ve visited us before, you’re welcome to join us on an exciting 4 mile expedition across the peninsular to Hooe Lake Valley.

Your journey will take you on an extended adventure across the Grotton Plantation in search for hundreds of wild fallow deer. It’s a challenging adventure with a variety of terrain and gradients.

At the half way point, we’ll offer you a hot or cold drink and granola bars to fuel your energy back to base camp! The cost is £38 per person. To book call 0871 789 1024 or visit the Adventure Segway website.


Segway ‘Expedition Hooe Lake

Monday 22 September 2014 at 2pm

If you’ve visited us before, you’re welcome to join us on an exciting 4 mile expedition across the peninsular to Hooe Lake Valley.

Your journey will take you on an extended adventure across the Grotton Plantation in search for hundreds of wild fallow deer. It’s a challenging adventure with a variety of terrain and gradients.

At the half way point, we’ll offer you a hot or cold drink and granola bars to fuel your energy back to base camp! The cost is £38 per person. To book call 0871 789 1024 or visit the Adventure Segway website.


Fabulous Felt Workshop

Sunday 5 October 2014 - 10am to 1pm

Try something new and learn this fascinating skill. Use beautiful merino wool fibres to create a unique felted wall hanging using the wet felting method. There will be an opportunity to experiment with colour blending using traditional carders and; to introduce some embellishment into your work. All materials provided however please bring an old clean towel and a plastic bag to carry wet items home. Starting at 10am until 1pm, the course will cost £20 per person.


Local Produce Market

Sunday 12 October 2014 - 10am to 4pm

Join us in the Earls Garden Marquee to celebrate local food and drink from the Tamar Valley by supporting our local growers. Produce available will include fresh bread, vegetables, eggs, apple juice, preserves, flowers and plants, honey, smoked fish, cakes and lots more.


Segway™ Skills

Sunday 19 October 2014 at 10am

At only £9.95 per person Segway Skills is your opportunity to step on board the world’s first self balancing personal transporter. Following the normal training briefing, this taster session offers you the opportunity to practice gliding in our private practice area.

If you’re ready for more, we’ll invite you to conquer the Segway Skills course – complete with tight turns, precision rope, ramps, dead end, cone slalom, balance beams, bunny hop and limbo bungee.

Finally, you’ll have some free time to test out the Segway at a faster pace whilst our instructors take some final action photos! To book call 0871 789 1024 or visit the Adventure Segway website.

We have made these sessions more accessible. Participants between 10 and 15 years of age can be supervised without a participating adult. It also comes with an extended weight tolerance of no less than 6 stone and no more than 19 stone.


Glide and Glow
Friday

24 October to Sunday 2 November 2014

At £20 per person See the park in the dark! Glide and Glow returns this Autumn. Experience a journey at night illuminated by thousands of LED’s and colourful effects that create a visual spectacle.

Visit the Adventure Segway website for frequently asked questions and all you need to know.


Annual Halloween Hunt

Friday 31 October 2014 - from 2pm

The annual children's Halloween event run by the Friends of Mount Edgcumbe is happening in Mount Edgcumbe Park is here once again, starting at 2pm from the Orangery where refreshments will be available.

There will be a Halloween hunt, scavenger hunt, mask making and fancy dress competition. Prizes for the best home made outfit and for the most original Halloween characters in the different age groups which are under 5s, 5 to 7 years, 7 to 10 years and 10 years plus. Judging starts at 2pm, so be there in good time if you want to take part.

The event costs £2 per child includes any or all activities and a goody bag. This event will go ahead whatever the weather so come along and join in the fun. For further information ring Kate on 01752 823602.


The Big Draw And Family Arts Festival

Friday 31st October 2014.

Join members of Drawn to the Valley for this wonderful event now back for a second year at Mount Edgcumbe. Taking place in the marquee in the Earls Garden this is definately fun for all the family.

So what is the Big Draw all about?  The 2014 Big Draw will run from 1 October to 2 November across the UK and in twenty other countries, with 280,000 people expected to join in over 1000+ events. The Big Draw offers thousands of enjoyable, and mainly free, drawing activities which connect people of all ages with museums, outdoor spaces, artists, designers, illustrators - and each other. These events are for those who love to draw, as well as for those who think they can't!

This year's Big Draw theme, It's Our World, is a celebration of our environment - of urban, rural and coastal landscapes. Look at our mini mag for ideas and inspiration.


Indigo with Shibori Workshop

Sunday 2 November 2014 - 10am to 4pm

(originally advertised as 9 November)

Experiment with this wonderful method of dyeing and create beautiful shades of blue. Use the ancient Japanese technique of Shibori to create pattern in your work.

During the day, we will make a number of pattern samples and use this skill to create a decorated fabulous scarf that we will then dye in the indigo vat. Please bring a small, pointed pair of scissors and a roll of button/quilting thread. Cost £40 per person.


Local Produce Market

Sunday 9 November 2014 - 10am to 4pm

Join us in the Earls Garden Marquee to celebrate local food and drink from the Tamar Valley by supporting our local growers. Produce available will include fresh bread, vegetables, eggs, apple juice, preserves, flowers and plants, honey, smoked fish, cakes and lots more.


Reflections Concert

Sunday 23 November 2014

Why not spend a delightful afternoon at Mount Edgcumbe House where a concert is being held featuring Reflections with music, songs and light entertainment. For further information about this event and to book tickets, please visit the Friends of Mount Edgcumbe website.


Christmas Fayre

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 December 2014

Back for the 11th year, the Christmas Fayre will be better than ever! The fayre will run 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.

  • Inspirational cookery demonstrations from leading West Country chefs
  • Local produce will be available for your culinary delight
  • If your looking for that special Christmas gift, there will be a wide variety of crafts and gifts stare available
  • Admission: Adults £3 each, Children £1 each