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Beatrix Potter by the fire

Beatrix Potter by the fire

  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • National Trust
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Literary Event, from 29 Mar 2016

VAQAS NATIONAL TRUST

Contact

Wordsworth House and Garden

01900824805

Address

Main Street,
Cockermouth,
Cumbria,
CA13 9RX

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 12 Mar - Wed 19 Oct Two wild children: Beatrix and William
Sun 13 Mar - Sun 30 Oct Bug hunters and explorers
Tue 15 Mar - Tue 18 Oct Be inspired by Beatrix
Wed 16 Mar - Sun 30 Oct Beatrix Potter’s love of the Northern Lakes
Fri 25 - Wed 30 Mar Two Bad Mice
Mon 28 Mar Get cooking in the kitchen

Details

Get cosy by the kitchen fire as Beatrix Potter shares some of her little books and the stories behind them.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsGift shopNational Trust PropertyOn-site cateringWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Wheelchair access to ground floor, garden and discovery room. Braille and large print guides available.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 29 Mar 2016 11:30 to 14:30
Tue 5 Apr 2016 11:30 to 14:30
Tue 31 May 2016 11:30 to 14:30
Tue 26 Jul 2016 11:30 to 14:30
Tue 2 Aug 2016 11:30 to 14:30
Tue 9 Aug 2016 11:30 to 14:30
Tue 16 Aug 2016 11:30 to 14:30
Tue 23 Aug 2016 11:30 to 14:30
Tue 30 Aug 2016 11:30 to 14:30
Tue 25 Oct 2016 11:30 to 14:30
Thu 27 Oct 2016 11:30 to 14:30

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Wheelchair access to ground floor, garden and discovery room. Braille and large print guides available.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesHigh chairs for children

Directions

Take right exit at roundabout on A66 travelling west. Turn left at first set of traffic lights. Wordsworth House is at bottom of the hill across the mini roundabout.

No parking on site. Use town centre car parks. Long stay car park, not National Trust, 300yds away on Wakefield Road. Walk back over bridge to house.

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Maryport station