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Open Day – Cruck Cottage Heritage

Cruck Cottage Shieldhill Road, Torthorwald, United Kingdom

Cruck Cottage will be open for visitors every Thursday 11am-3pm from April to the end of September. There is also a programme of open Saturday events - look out for details. You can visit at other times using the list of key holders displayed in the cottage window.

Free

The History and Folklore of Herbs

Cruck Cottage Shieldhill Road, Torthorwald, United Kingdom

Discover more about herbs and how they have been used through history; for medicine, fragrance, and more, and the folklore which surrounds them. Make your own tussie mussie (herb bag) to take away.

Free

Music at Cruck Cottage

Cruck Cottage Shieldhill Road, Torthorwald, United Kingdom

Gather in the wonderfully atmospheric Cruck Cottage on a summer evening to hear some fabulous music to suit all tastes. We are thrilled to be joined by accordionists Graham Barbour, Pauline Swan and Bob Watson. Admission is free, with a suggested donation £5 per person.

Free

Illustrated Talk: Bats at Cruck Cottage

Cruck Cottage Shieldhill Road, Torthorwald, United Kingdom

Gather in the wonderfully atmospheric Cruck Cottage to discover more about bats from expert Freda Seddon, with an illustrated talk about these fascinating creatures. Admission is free, with a suggested donation £5 per person.

Free

Fairy Doors Open Day

Cruck Cottage Shieldhill Road, Torthorwald, United Kingdom

Lots of fairy fun for all the family, including crafts and fairy finding activities. Admission Free.

Free

Keeping House

Cruck Cottage Shieldhill Road, Torthorwald, United Kingdom

Discover the chores that needed to be done to keep a historic home ship-shape, and have a go at helping us make a new rag-rug for the cottage. Admission free.

Free

Discover the Victorian Kitchen

Cruck Cottage Shieldhill Road, Torthorwald, United Kingdom

Come and discover all of those curious items of kitchen equipment used by the Victorians - can you guess what they are?! Admission Free.

Free