Poetry Reading

Sit back, relax, and listen to some poetry in the place where Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner' and 'Kubla Khan'

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Sit back, relax, and listen to some poetry in the place where Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner' and 'Kubla Khan', and be inspired to write some of your own with quill and ink in Coleridge Cottage.

Readings take place at 12.30, 2.30, and 4pm.

If the Cottage is very busy, timings may change slightly.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Coleridge Cottage

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.30 £6.60
Child £3.70 £3.30
Family £18.20 £16.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 10
N/A £6.20
Group Child
Minimum group size 10
N/A £3.30

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Our little tearoom is inside the Cottage, so non-members will need to purchase a ticket in order to visit the tearoom.

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Accessibility
Due to narrow corridors and steep steps, the Cottage is unsuitable for wheelchairs. Please see our full access statement under 'facilities and access' and 'accessibility' for more details.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 September 2018 12:30 - 12:45 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available

Upcoming events

Romantic Women

Wed 19 Sep 2018
12:00-13:00
Samuel Taylor Coleridge - in the life of this great man were some great women whose stories are rarely told. The tale of their lives and their struggles during Coleridge's time at the Cottage are revealed through these guided tours.

Poetry Reading

Mon 24 Sep 2018
12:30-12:45
Sit back, relax, and listen to some poetry in the place where Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner' and 'Kubla Khan'

Cottage Uncovered

Tue 02 Oct 2018
12:00-13:00
Discover the unusual, lesser-known tales of Coleridge Cottage and it's strange history in these tours of the house and garden.

Apple Day

Sat 13 Oct 2018
11:00-17:00
Make your own apple juice and pick up tips from an apple expert

Gothic Tales

Sat 27 Oct 2018
12:30-12:45
Ghosts, monsters, and terrible curses... join us for some spooky fireside readings from Gothic Literature

A Georgian Christmas

Sat 01 Dec 2018
11:00-16:00
Celebrate Christmas Georgian style, with garlands, spice bags, gingerbread men, and an open log fire