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Wordsworth House

Wordsworth House

Wordsworth House

Wordsworth House

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

Shop - Gift, free entry

VAQAS NATIONAL TRUST

Contact

Wordsworth House & Garden

01900 824805

Address

Main Street,
Cockermouth,
Cumbria,
CA13 9RX

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 29 Oct A Handful of Oats

Details

Visit poet William's childhood home and meet some of the Wordsworth household. Find out what life was like for the family and their servants, the maid-of-all-work, the manservant, the nursemaid and the clerk. Hear about the Cumbrian market town in the 1770s. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the working 18th-century kitchen and discover how they cooked their home-grown produce. Listen to the harpsichord, play with the children's toys, dress up in replica costume and watch as skilled masons restore the garden's flood damaged walls and terrace. Join in the hands-on activities, listen to a ten-minute talk, or just watch from a distance and stroll around in your own time. Talks and garden tours can be booked for groups. Full programme of family activities throughout school holidays. See house website for details of events.

For further details see www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

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

Prices

Free entry

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
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

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

Location

Directions

Plan route to Wordsworth House and Garden using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 118307  Lat: 54.66364 Long: -3.36889

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