I think somebody at the Nunnington Hall National Trust property must have very good contacts!
In the attic of the main house are a corridor and a couple of rooms which they use for art exhibitions. And what good stuff they get! In the last 2 or 3 years they have had the wildlife artist Andrew Hutchinson (who was at school with my sister in Guisborough), Gerald Scarf and Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood.
After trouble with the Sunday traffic on 2 July, we ran out of time to get to our planned destination, so stopped off at Nunnington Hall instead. Being National Trust members means it doesn't cost to get in, so we don't feel we need to get 'value for money' from a visit. Instead, we visit 3 or 4 times a year for relatively short visits (usually including the tea room!!)
The exhibition on that day was photographs of His Bobness (Bob Dylan) from the 1960's - the first time it had been shown outside London! Some good shots, but some of the price tags were, well, expensive!
I managed to see Him 5 or 6 years ago at the Newcastle Arena with Van Morrison as support, so it was a little disappointing that there were no pictures from more recent times.
We finished off our visit with icecreams in the garden (watching the peacocks and chicks) - bit too warm for the tearoom!