Discover the last few weeks of… The Wallington House Exhibition
Published: Thursday 12th Oct 2017
Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team
Since May this year, Wallington House in Northumberland has opened its doors for you to discover how the Trevelyans turned the house at Wallington into a home when they first moved in in 1928. Now, the event is in its last few weeks – closing on 29th October 2017 – so if you were thinking of visiting, you may want to take advantage this weekend or next for a great slice of history.
This exhibition was created by the November Club, and once there you will learn a lot about the house and you’ll find installations and sounds which is designed to animate the rooms. You’ll be able to feel what it was like to have lived there in the 1920s! This is a great event for families as children can learn a little history while enjoying a pleasant day out.
What’s also great about this event is that it is entirely free!
- Parking: You can park in the main car park adjacent to the ticket office, which is only about 200 yards from house.
- Booking: No need to book unless you are planning on coming as a large party and wish to drive a coach on site.
- Access: There are 3 steps to the entrance but it does have a handrail. A ramp is also available upon request. The site also has 2 wheelchairs and a lift to the first floor if required. In the grounds, there is a mix of tarmac, gravel and woodland paths.
- Picnic area: If you would like to bring a picnic to enjoy some lunch in the grounds, picnics are welcome on any of the lawns and picnic benches.
- Café: There is a café on site which serves brunch, lunch and afternoon tea. There is also a kiosk in the garden, which is open during the main season.
- Baby changing facilities: These are available in all toilets and there are highchairs, a microwave and a bottle warmer that you can use in the cafe.
- Park: They also have an adventure playground, play train and play fort in the wood for kids to enjoy.
- For more information visit the National Trust website.
Holidaying in Northumberland
While in the area you may choose to stay a while. There are plenty of places in the area you may want to consider. Luxury cottages are a popular choice because they add a touch of comfort and homeliness to your stay. Grace Darling cottages have all been awarded five stars or four star gold - many of the cottages are also pet friendly and all are situated close to some of Britain's most beautiful beaches in this outstanding part of the countryside, Northumbria.
Many of the cottages sleep 8 or more people and can be booked in combination to provide a venue for a large group.
There are many more things to discover in Northumberland, too. Alnwick Castle is a popular site for exploring, as well as local ancient ruins and beaches. Kielder Observatory is another popular tourist spot.