Rainy day fun

Finding out what's hiding in the drawers at Coleridge Cottage

Looking for ways to keep busy when there's water, water everywhere? Read on for some ideas of how to spend a wet weekend at Coleridge Cottage…

Learn how to write with a quill

In the 18th century, writing was done with quill pens. Made from goose or turkey feathers, these took a lot of practice to use. You can have a go at writing with a quill and ink in the Interpretation Room, and take your creation home with you or pin it on the board for everyone to see.

Smell the spices in Sara’s Kitchen

Why not pull on a mob cap and an apron and discover what the Georgians used to eat. Real spices and herbs from the garden fill the air with the smells of an 18th century kitchen.

Dress up like a Georgian

In the Second Parlour, Bedroom, and Garden Room you can pull on a coat, bonnet, or waistcoat, and find out what it’s like to wear Georgian clothes

Draw water from the well

You can test your strength by filling the bucket in the 17th century well. Sara Coleridge would have done this every day, and it's harder than it looks!