Information for Teachers

Gingerbread Man at Coleridge Cottage

Essential information for teachers planning a learning visit to Coleridge Cottage.

When can I visit?

School visits are possible between March and December. Wednesdays are the recommended group and school visit days, and your activities will begin between 10 and 10.30. Due to the size of the Cottage, we are unable to accept groups larger than 30.

How much does it cost?

  • Education Group Membership (EGM) covers admission charges to hundreds of National Trust places for your school.
  • If you do not wish to purchase EGM, normal admission charges of £6.60 per child apply. Teachers come in for free.

  • If you wish to hire the Garden Room for lunch or self-led activities, a charge of £40.00 for a full day or £20.00 for a half day applies.

Pupil to adult ratios:

The ratio of adults to children is 1:4 for reception groups, 1:8 for Key Stage 1 groups and 1:10 for Key Stage 2 and above. You are welcome to bring more adults, but normal admission fees will apply.


Two unisex toilets are available onsite. There is a small National Trust shop, and small tearoom with seating capacity of 22. If you wish to use the tearoom on your visit, please contact the Cottage.


Parking for cars and minibuses is available in the Ancient Mariner car park, opposite the Cottage. Coaches with under 30 seats will need to drop off and pick up outside Coleridge Cottage, and over 30 seats will need to drop off and pick up at Banneson Road at the bottom of the village (a 5 minute walk from the Cottage). A representative from the learning team will meet you and lead you up to the Cottage.


Due to narrow corridors and steep steps, the Cottage is unsuitable for wheelchairs. Guide dogs are welcome in the Cottage. Please see our full access statement for more details.

Self-led visits:

You are welcome to design your own programme of study, and lead the visit yourself. These must be booked in advance, and normal admission applies.

Risk assessment:

All National Trust sites are fully risk assessed. You will receive further information to carry out your own risk assessment when you make a booking.

Free planning and risk assessment visits for teachers

Teachers are welcome to pre-visit our site free of charge. To arrange a site visit please contact the learning team.

Contact us:

For further information or booking please email us or call Bethan  or Tina on 01278 732662