12th July 2018

What’s on for 2019 at Mount Edgcumbe


Wednesdays from 24th January 2018
Tai Chi for Beginners

Join this brand new class here at Mount Edgcumbe held every Wednesday over six weeks.  You will learn the foundation techniques of traditional Tai Chi whilst mastering simple excersises, breathing and meditation techniques which will aid improved fitness, health and wellbeing.  The course is operated by Plymouth Tai Chi.  For further information or to book your place please contact John Hamlett email: plymouthtaichi@gmail.com on Facebook: Plymouth Tai Chi or by calling 07972 846 443


29th November 2018 – 6th January 2019
Wonder Nights

For the first time ever – Mount Edgcumbe will be illuminating the historic formal gardens as part of an all-new after dark Christmas adventure.

Enter a wondrous world of sensational sights around every corner. Discover enchanting lands under the stars and glorious gardens illuminated with gleaming delight. Plus no end of festive merriment will ensure that Wonder Nights is one experience you really shouldn’t miss this festive season.

Discover eight themed realms starting with an explosive special effects start through the Door to Enchantia – a beautiful woodland glade where time doesn’t stand still. Then, venture beyond old wrought iron gates and see the beauty of the Earl’s Secret Garden electrified before your very eyes! A mirage of glowing plants and colourful towering trees will totally enhance the landscape.

Even the famous towering turrets of Mount Edgcumbe house will be open in a somewhat haunting overlay named Mystic Mansion. Venture by candlelight through beautifully crafted interiors and explore deeper into its core to marvel at the Great Hall.

Head inside to Sir Piers’ Bar and you’ll find Christmas cheer in abundance. Outside you’ll find a spectacular feast of wholesome winter fodder in feasting tents. Plus the Cafe and all the shopping emporiums around the Stables Courtyard will be open too.

For further information contact:Wonder Nights or call 0371 789 2000


Saturday 2nd & Saturday 9th March 10.30am-12.30pm
Learn the Craft of Crochet

A friendly two week course for beginners. Week One – learn the basic stitches, take some time to practice then Week two will be all about reading the patterns. A kit will be provided with hook, yarn and instructions to get you started. Places are limited, so early booking is essential £25p.p.


Saturday 2nd March – 10.00am-12 noon
Camellia Walk

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. Meeting at Dry Walk Car Park tickets costs £5.00 p.p. Suitable walking shoes and clothing is a must on this outdoor adventure.


Saturday 9th – 1.30pm-5.00pm
Hats and Flowers Crochet Workshop

Learn how to create a basic beanie hat, and how to make flowers to decorate it with. You will need to bring 3 – 3.5 mm hook and 70 – 100 gms of double knit yarn in a colour of your choice. A variety of colours will be provided to create a contrasting flower with which to embellish your hat when finished. Places limited, so booking is essential. Tickets £15.00 p.p.


Wednesday 20th March – 10.00am-12 noon
Camellia Walk

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. Meeting at Dry Walk Car Park tickets costs £5.00 p.p. Suitable walking shoes and clothing is a must on this outdoor adventure.


Monday 1st April – House opens for the season

The House is open Sunday to Thursday 11am to 4.30pm (last admission at 4pm)


Sunday 14th April
Annual Children’s Easter Egg Hunt (FOMECP Event)

Date for the diary – details to be confirmed


Wednesday 17th April – 11.30am-12.30pm
Back to the Tudors

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 £5.00 p.p. and include entry to the House and Earls Garden on the day.


Wednesday 24th April – 11.00am-12.30pm
Spring Garden Tour

Take a tour of our Grade I listed gardens and historic buildings while they are surrounded by beautiful spring blooms. Tickets £5.00 p.p. Meet at Cremyll Gate.


Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th April
Jazz and Gin Event (Miss Ivy Events)

Date for the diary – details to be confirmed


Saturday 27th April & Saturday 4th May 10.30am-12.30pm
Learn the Craft of Crochet

A friendly two week course for beginners. Week One – learn the basic stitches, take some time to practice then Week two will be all about reading the patterns. A kit will be provided with hook, yarn and instructions to get you started. Places are limited, so early booking is essential £25p.p.


Sunday 11th May – 10.30am-12.30pm
Dowsing for Beginners

Sceptical? Why not try out the ancient art of dowsing here at Mount Edgcumbe and develop a new skill. Meeting on the terrace in front of the House tickets £5.00 p.p. and don’t forget your wire coat hangers!


Wednesday 15th May – 1.30pm-2.30pm
History and Heritage of the Earls Garden

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 1hr. Tickets cost £5.00 per person and should be booked in advance. Tickets include entry to the House after the talk.


Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th – 10.00am-4.00pm
Green Man Event

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 stalls, entertainment, refreshments and lots of activities. Entry to the event is free of charge- all day parking £5 per vehicle.


Friday 31 May – Sunday 2 June
The Southwest Paddle Fest (PB Adventures)

Date for the diary – details to be confirmed


Saturday 1st June – 8.00pm-10.30pm
Going Bats at Mount Edgcumbe

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 approx. 2-3 hours and finish off with hot soup and cost £5.00 p.p. Please make sure that you wrap up warm and wear suitable footwear for the walk.


Wednesday 5th June – 11.30am-12.30pm
‘Working for ‘Lordy’

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 £5.00 p.p. and include entry to the House and Earls Garden on the day.


Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th June
Medieval Event – (Miss Ivy Events)

Date for the diary – details to be confirmed


Sunday 16th June – 10.00am-1.00pm
Hats and Flowers Crochet Workshop

Learn how to create a basic beanie hat, and how to make flowers to decorate it with. You will need to bring 3- 3.5 mm hook and 70- 100 gms of double knit yarn in a colour of your choice. A variety of colours will be provided to create a contrasting flower with which to embellish your hat when finished. Tickets £15.00 p.p. Places limited, so booking is essential


Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd June
3 Wishes Faery Festival (A Karen Kay Faery Event)

Date for the diary – details to be confirmed


Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th June
Mind, Body and Spirit Weekend

Date for the diary – details to be confirmed


Wednesday 17th July – 11.30am-12.30pm
Paintings of the Past

An introduction to some of the fantastic paintings on display here at Mount Edgcumbe. Find out what stories lay behind the images and maybe see something from behind the scenes. Starting at 11.30am the talk lasts approx. 1 hr. Tickets cost £5.00 p.p (Inc free entry to House & Earls Garden) and should be booked in advance.


Wednesday 17th – 1.30pm-2.30pm
History around the House

Find out more about the fascinating history of the people above and below stairs who have lived here at Mount Edgcumbe. Tickets £5.00 p.p. and includes free entry to the House and Earls Garden and should be booked in advance.


Friday 19th July – 3.00pm – 8.00pm
Retro and Bubbles (Miss Ivy Events)

Date for the diary – details to be confirmed


Saturday 20th July
The Great British Summer Fete (Miss Ivy Events)

Date for the diary – details to be confirmed


Saturday 27th & Saturday 3rd Aug 10.30am-12.30pm
Learn the Craft of Crochet

A friendly two week course for beginners. Week One – learn the basic stitches, take some time to practice then Week two will be all about reading the patterns. A kit will be provided with hook, yarn and instructions to get you started. Places are limited, so early booking is essential £25p.p.


Sunday 4th August – 11.00am-5.00pm
Classic Car Show and Summer Fayre

Back for another year, join the Friends of Mount Edgcumbe and Cornwall Hospice Care for this ever popular event at Mount Edgcumbe. For further details go to www.friends-of-mount-edgcumbe.org.uk
Wednesday 7th & Thursday 8th August
Plymouth Fireworks Display
To view the displays there is parking available at Deer Park and diasbled parking provision at Barn Pool


Sunday 11th August
National Sons and Daughters Day- Children’s Festival (Miss Ivy Events)

Date for the diary – details to be confirmed


Friday 16th & Saturday 17th August
Outdoor Cinema

Date for the diary – details to be confirmed


Wednesday 21st – 11.30am-12.30pm
The Metta Catharina von Flensburg

Learn all about the wreck of the 18th century brigantine, lost off the coast of Mount Edgcumbe in 1786 carrying a precious cargo of leather. Hear the incredible tale of the divers who discovered the wreck and spent the next 30 years battling to uncover her secrets. Tickets £5.00 p.p. and inc. entrance to the House and Earls Garden.


Wednesday 21st – 2.00pm-3.30pm
Garden Tour

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, the event will last approx.1 1/2 hrs and cost £5.00 p.p.


Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th August
Pimms and Picnics Garden Party (Miss Ivy Events)

Date for the diary – details to be confirmed


Saturday 31st August & Sunday 1st September
Mount Edgcumbe at War Weekend

Date for the diary – details to be confirmed


Saturday 7th September – 7.00pm-9.30pm
Going Bats at Mount Edgcumbe

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 2-3 hours and finish off with hot soup and cost £5 p.p. Make sure that you wrap up warm and wear suitable footwear for the walk.


Saturday 7th September – 10.00am-1.00pm
Hats and Flowers Crochet Workshop

Learn how to create a basic beanie hat, and how to make flowers to decorate it with. You will need to bring 3 – 3.5 mm hook and 70- 100 gms of double knit yarn in a colour of your choice. A variety of colours will be provided to create a contrasting flower with which to embellish your hat when finished. Tickets £15.00 p.p. limited places, booking is essential


Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September
Sealed Knot Weekend

Date for the diary – details to be confirmed


Sunday 15th September
Doggy Day Out (Miss Ivy Events)

Date for the diary – details to be confirmed.


Monday 30th September
House closes for the Winter Season

The House will be open for guided tours only on a Sunday at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm


Saturday 5th & Saturday 12th October – 10.30am-12.30pm
Learn the Craft of Crochet

A friendly two week course for beginners. Week One – learn the basic stitches, take some time to practice then Week two will be all about reading the patterns. A kit will be provided with hook, yarn and instructions to get you started. Places are limited, so early booking is essential £25p.p.


Sunday 27th October
Halloween Hunt (FOMECP Event)

Date for the diary – details to be confirmed.


Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December – from 10.00 am
Christmas Fayre

Back for the sixteenth year, and still fabulous! The fayre will run 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.
Admission: Adults £3 each, Children £1 each.