The Orangery reopens on 10 February 2018

The Orangery is currently closed and will reopen on Saturday 10 February 2018.

Winter opening times for Mt Edgcumbe House

Mt. Edgcumbe House will be open on Sundays from 7th January until 25th March 2018 for guided tours. Tours last for 1 hour and start at 11.30am, 1.00pm and 2.30pm. Tickets can be booked on the day or by calling the office on 01752 822 236 during the week.

The House will reopen for the season on 1 April 2018.


Important notice for all members - 2018 membership fees

Just a reminder that membership fees from 1st January 2018 will be:
Individual membership    £10
Couple at same address  £15
Family membership        £20
Life membership           £100

If you pay by standing order  – if you have not already done so – please could you update the amount on your standing order.

Happy New Year.

Come and see the Friends ‘Black Bee’ Christmas Tree….

The Christmas Tree Festival at All Saints’ Church, Millbrook is open 13 & 14 December, 2pm – 5pm; 15 December, 2pm – 6pm; Saturday 16 December, 10am – 1pm.

Adults £1, Children Free. Refreshments & Raffle.

There is a great display of trees and, of course, there is the Friends ‘Black Bee’ tree.

Thank you to the Royal Marines and the crew of HMS Albion

99 Friends of Mt. Edgcumbe and Mt.Edgcumbe staff and families took part in an evacuation exercise from the park on Sunday 26 November. It was an amazing experience; we were issued with passports and some people were assigned medical conditions for the purpose of the exercise.  We were evacuated from the beach at Cremyll by landing craft to HMS Albion, enroute for Gilbraltar and given lunch and a tour of the ship. Unfortunately we didn’t get to go to Gilbraltar but instead were returned to Cremyll by landing craft. Thank you to the Royal Marines and the crew of HMS Albion for looking after us so well and to Ged for organising this amazing event for The Friends.

Canoryon Lowen

We were treated to a fabulous collection of music by Canoryon Lowen in the House on 19 November, including Africa, Big Yellow Taxi & Dindirin.

Many thanks to Tony for organising this event for The Friends.

Do you have a couple of hours to spare a month?

If you do – the Friends would love to hear from you. We are looking for a Secretary to join the Executive Commitee at the 2018 AGM on 4 March 2018. For an idea of what’s involved please go to


Halloween Event

Thank you to everyone who came along to Mt Edgcumbe last Sunday (29 October) to support the Halloween Event run by the Friends.

We had 386 children pay and will have raised over £600. It was surprising how many under 2’s filled in the answers all on their own – one with the aid of a stuffed duck!

If you enjoyed this event – then please come along to the Easter Egg Hunt at Mt. Edgcumbe on Palm Sunday.

Mount Edgcumbe Park will be closed on 21 October due to forecast high winds

Due to the forecast high winds the Park will be closed on Saturday 21 October.

The Curry Lunch on 22 October has been postponed to the 5 November

Due to the weather forcast for this weekend the CURRY LUNCH has been POSTPONED and will now take place on Sunday 5 November. It will be assumed that everyone who has booked is still able to come on the new date but if you are unable to please telephone 01752 829 430 or email requesting return of cheque.