Belsay Hall is celebrating its 200th anniversary this month!

Posted on May 11th 2017 by Whats on Northeast

One of Northumberland’s most iconic and beautiful historic sites, Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, is celebrating its 200th birthday this year and to celebrate they’re hosting a weekend of events!

Join the Hall this May Bank Holiday (27th-29th May) for a weekend jam packed full of live Georgian music, costumed fashion talks and birthday-themed crafts! Visitors are also getting the chance to meet characters from the past, who will be telling stories from Belsay’s rich history (expect some great stories!) and kids can take part in a special children’s trail.

Belsay’s site manager Rebecca Pullan said: “We can’t wait to welcome visitors to join us in wishing Belsay Hall a very Happy 200th Birthday! The chance to see the Hall, Castle and Gardens in all their glory is not to be missed, and will provide a fantastic day out for the whole family.”

The Bank Holiday celebrations follow on from a new exhibition at the Hall, House of Quilts, taking place between 13th-21st May. It’ll focus on a whopping 200 quilts that have been locally-made by groups from across Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and Durham. As well as quilts, there’s also set to be a variety of cushions, pictures and hangings to satisfy the needs of any textiles fan!

Helen Pringle, Co-ordinator for Region 15E and who puts the exhibition together, along with the R15E committee, said: “One of the joys of Belsay Hall is that it’s a blank canvas. From the 13th May the hall comes alive with a collection of beautiful quilts and we are thrilled to be back for this highly popular event. New for this year is a beginners section of quilts from classes that we run in various regions. We hope that visitors will see these works of art on display and be inspired to take up this wonderful hobby themselves.”

Belsay Hall, Castle and Garden’s 200th anniversary celebrations will take place between 27th-29th May 2017, and the quilts exhibition will take place between 13th-21st May 2017. For more information, including details of ticket prices for both events, visit their official website.

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