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50 Years of the National Trust at Wallington

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Time Tests Faith and Provocations and Revelations

In 1968, the National Trust opened Wallington to visitors for the first time and 50 years later the Trust is marking this anniversary with ‘Time Tests Faith’, a programme of installations and activities inspired by the motto of the unconventional Trevelyan family – ‘Time Tryeth Troth’.

The gift of this 13,000 acre estate was made back in 1941 on the understanding that Sir Charles Trevelyan and his immediate family could continue to live here – this proved to be a challenging arrangement for both parties! Time Tests Faith reveals the intriguing stories behind Sir Charles' decision and some key moments that shaped the handover of Wallington to the National Trust.


The programme:

Uncovering the Story

7 May–4 November, 12–5pm

Step inside the Estate Office; the business heart of the House, where Sir Charles made some very big decisions!  See newly discovered papers that reveal the transformation of a family home into a much loved National Trust property. You can also look at our plans to protect this fantastic estate for future generations.

Provocations and Revelations

9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th June, 11.50am, 12.30pm, 1pm, 2.00pm, 2.45pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm

As you explore the house and grounds, you may encounter some ‘pop-up’ theatre from award-winning performing arts company November Club. This is your chance to eavesdrop on some key moments that shaped the handover of Wallington to the National Trust and maybe add your voice to the story.

The Room that time forgot

26 May– 4 November, 12–5pm

It’s 1968 - immerse yourself in the decade that brought us Dixon of Dock Green, Twister, miniskirts, Liberty print ties and Angel Delight! Step inside the room that time forgot and have a groovy fun time.  

Looking after the past, for the future

7 May–4 November

Wallington needs a lot of looking after – from conserving the Clocktower to repairing drystone walls, keeping the books bug-free and the trees in tip top shape, so look out for Conservation in Action across the property. 


Contact: 01670 773604 /


Address: National Trust Wallington, Cambo, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 4AR

Opening Hours: Walled Garden: 10am–7pm, House: 12-5pm, Café and Shop: 10.30am–5.30pm