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.
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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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

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
23 July 2018 12:30 - 12:45 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
10 September 2018 12:30 - 12:45 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
17 September 2018 12:30 - 12:45 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
24 September 2018 12:30 - 12:45 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available

Upcoming events

Romantic Women

Wed 18 Jul 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.

Garden Tours

Fri 20 Jul 2018
12:30-13:00
There's more to Coleridge than the Cottage. Discover the stories of the poet's garden, and how it didn't turn out quite how he planned...

Poetry Reading

Mon 23 Jul 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'

I Spy: CSI 'Coleridge Spy Investigation'

Wed 25 Jul 2018
11:00-17:00
It is the late 1700s and there have been some strange things going on in Nether Stowey. Your help is needed to investigate.

Family Story Time

Thu 26 Jul 2018
12:30-12:45
Have you heard the tale of Sailor Sam? Or the story of the mice who lived in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's house?

Cottage Uncovered

Tue 07 Aug 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.