12th July 2018

What’s on for 2019 at Mount Edgcumbe

Wednesdays from 9th January 2019
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

Monday 1st April – House opens for the season

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


1st – 30th September
HMS Royal Oak Commemoration Exhibition

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the sinking of HMS Royal Oak during WWII.  Here at Mount Edgcumbe we will be commemorating the service of the ship and its crew between 17 November 1914 and 14 October 1939.

The ship was launched in Devonport by Viscountess Valletort, the daughter in law of the 4th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe and future 5th Countess.

An exhibition will be on display in the House throughout September and will showcase the intricately carved oak casket, on loan from the Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, which was presented to the Viscountess to commemorate the launching.  The Stuart crest on the front depicts the origins of the first HMS Royal Oak while the top and sides are decorated with oak leaves, oak apples and acorns as well as the symbol of the Edgcumbe family and the initials of the Viscountess.  Inside are ceremonial tools, also decorated, and a painting of the ship passing Mount Edgcumbe.

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 & Sunday 8th September
Sealed Knot Weekend

See what life was like in days gone by and join the Sealed Knot between 10.30am and 4.00pm on the Bowling Green in front of the Great Headge at Mount Edgcumbe

Friday 13th September – 5.00pm-8.00pm
Street Food Festival

Prepare to have your tastebuds tantalised with a selection of food from all over the world – you will be spoilt for choice at this inaugural Street Food Festival in the grounds of Mount Edgcumbe.
On offer will also be a locally brewed ale bar and local gin bar!
Live music throughout the Festival.
The Cremyll ferry will be running throughout the event to allow easy access from Plymouth.
For details of how to get a trader stand please email jo@missivyevents.co.uk

Sunday 15th September – 10.30am-4.00pm
Doggy Day Out (Miss Ivy Events)

The perfect fun day out for pooches & humans! Lots of have-a-go activities, dog displays, Paws with Talent Show, dog products, refreshments, live music and much more! Please see www.adoggydayout.co.uk for tickets.

Monday 30th September
House closes for the Winter Season

After this date 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 (Friends of Mount Edgcumbe Event)

Put on your most Spooktacular costume and come and join in the fun.  Register to take part at the Barrow Centre
Registration starts at 12 noon – last registration 2:45pm – the trail closes at 4pm
There will be a fancy dress competition for all ages. This will be held at 1:30 pm on the terrace in front of the House with prizes for the scariest costumes
£3 per child – a goody bag at the end for all registered
Don’t forget to wear your coats and wellies in case it rains
For more information follow us on www.mountedgcumbe.gov.uk, Facebook or ‘events’ on friends-of-mount-edgcumbe.org.uk

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.