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Events at Mount Edgcumbe

Mount Edgcumbe House open 1 April to 30 September 2015

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 website. Cost is £25 per person.

To find out more contact David or Michelle at Westcountry Falconry on 07904 314082 or email

Glide and Glow

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 1.45pm from the Orangery where refreshments will be available.

There will be a Halloween hunt, scavenger hunt (last entry for the trail is 3pm) 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 £2.50 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 01752 822 236.

The Big Draw And Family Arts Festival

Friday 31st October 2014. - 12 noon to 5pm

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