Facilities & access


  • Lady Ada's tea-room
  • Light lunches and snacks available
  • Gift shop and second-hand bookshop
  • Parking, 100 yards
  • Suitable for school groups
  • Suitable for group and coach bookings
  • Education programmes for school groups
  • Pick up a bargain book from the second-hand bookshop
  • Treat yourself or someone special to a gift from the shop
  • Sample some home made soups, scones and fair trade barista coffees in the Courtyard Coffee Shop

Family & children

  • Baby-changing facilities
  • Hip-carrying infant seats for loan
  • Children's play area
  • Children's quiz/trail
  • The Birkenhead room with children’s interactive displays
  • Fun family events throughout the year


  • Drop-off point
  • Braille Guide
  • Induction Loop
  • Adapted toilets in main toilet block
  • Map of accessible grounds route
  • Ramps available
  • Two wheelchairs available
  • Four steps to entrance of house, ramp available.
  • Ground floor of house accessible. First floor not accessible to wheelchair users
  • German and French information books