Tintagel Old Post Office - National Trust

Tintagel Old Post Office
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One of the Trust's most delightful medieval buildings, enhanced by a cottage garden
* 600 year-old traditional Cornish Longhouse
* Set in enchanting cottage gardens
* Carefully restored Victorian post office
* Furnished with local oak furniture (some pieces as early as 16th-century)

Venue Type:

Historic house or home

Opening hours

Please check website before visiting.

Admission charges

Please check website before visiting.

Discounts

  • National Trust
Getting there

Find us on Tintagel's main street, opposite King Arthur's Arms public house and car park.

A fine collection of Victorian postal memorabilia, 19th century samplers and furniture dating from the 17th century.

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Create wild art

  • 2 August 2017 11am-4pm

Create wild art and tick-off #18 of 50 Things to do before you’re 11 and 3/4. Pick up your free 50 Things scrapbook here. All materials will be provided.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.

Hunt for bugs and make a home for a wild animal

  • 9 August 2017 11am-4pm

Hunt for bugs and create a home for a wild animal as part of 50 Things to do before you’re 11 and 3/4. Pick up your free 50 Things scrapbook here. All materials will be provided.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.

Rag rug workshop

  • 16 August 2017 11am-4pm

Drop in and say hello to our rag rug volunteers who are here 11am until 3pm. Whether you’re an experienced rag rugger or new to the craft we welcome you to join in and make your own piece of rag art. Material charges apply.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply, plus material charges

Plant it, grow it, eat it

  • 23 August 2017 11am-4pm

Join Gardener Kate for plant it, grow it, eat it and tick-off #41 of 50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4. All materials and instruction will be provided and you can take your potted plant home with you. Pick up your free 50 Things scrapbook here.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.

Heraldic scrolls

  • 30 August 2017 11am-4pm

Inspired by the family crest that once sat above the hall fireplace, create your own heraldic coat-of-arms, along with inspirational motto.,

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.

Heritage Open Day

  • 9 September 2017 10:30am-5pm

Free entry to house and garden for all visitors as part of the national celebration of our culture.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free entry day

All the tea in Tintagel

  • 11 — 24 September 2017

Learn more about the ceramic collection on display and gain an insight into Victorian domestic life in this part of Cornwall.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.

Cornish tea treats

  • 2 — 8 October 2017

Discover the history of the Cornish tea treats and enjoy the lighting of the Victorian cloam oven. This exhibition explores the history of tea treats and offers you the chance to see the bread oven in action. The oven will only be lit on certain days so please check the website www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tintagel-old-post-office for details near the time.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply

Torchlight terrors

  • 21 — 29 October 2017

For a treat of tricks, using your UV torch, uncover the spooky symbols hidden in the dark places of the house and solve the puzzle to win yourself a bag of ghastly goodies. £2 per trail.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.

Rag rug workshop

  • 25 October 2017 11am-4pm

Join Deborah Hastings and the rag rug volunteers and have a go at this age-old art of up-cycling left-over fabrics into soft furnishings for the home. NB there may be a small charge for some materials used.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply, plus material costs

Getting there

Find us on Tintagel's main street, opposite King Arthur's Arms public house and car park.

Tintagel Old Post Office - National Trust
Fore Street
Tintagel
Cornwall
PL34 0DB
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tintagel-old-post-office

E-mail

tintageloldpo@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

01840 770024

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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