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


Wednesday 1st April 2020 – House opens for the season

The House is open Sunday to Thursday 11am to 4.30pm (last admission at 4pm) until Wednesday 30th September

From October 4th the House will be open on Sundays only for timed guided tours at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm


From 1st 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 and Sunday 8th December – from 10.00 am
Christmas Fayre

Back for the sixteenth year, and still fabulous!

  • Inspirational cooking demonstrations from local West Country chefs
  • Lots of local produce plus a wide variety of local gifts and crafts.
  • Beautiful floral displays by Duchy College students available to buy.
  • Shops, workshops, galleries and a cafe in the Barrow Centre.
  • Plus a programme full of entertainment, a family activity zone, stilt walkers, you can even visit Santa in his Grotto!
  • Scheduled ferries from Stonehouse and the Barbican.

There’s even a chance to win a fantastic 3 night stay for up to four people in our luxury self catering Yew Tree Cottage in our free prize draw.

Entrance: £3 adults, £1 children, All Day Parking £1 per car
Please note – no dogs, except guide dogs, are allowed in the fayre.


From 12th December
WonderNights

Amazing light shows, themed Wonderlands, mulled wine and even a surprise appearance from Father Christmas awaits.  There’s no better way to celebrate the festive season with those closest to you.  The stunning formal gardens at Mount Edgcumbe will once again be illuminated as part of this after dark Christmas adventure.

Wonder Nights is open nightly between the following dates:
12 – 15 December, 2019, 19 – 23 December, 2019, 27 – 30 December, 2019, 2 – 5 January, 2020

Save up to 30% on tickets and guarantee admission when you book direct at wondernights.co.uk

This year, Wonder Nights is delighted to be supporting St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth, raising awareness and much-needed funds for the vital service the charity provides.  When you book your tickets online, you’ll be making a difference because for every transaction, we will donate £1 to help its teams continue to be there for local families.
For more information, visit wondernights.co.uk