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 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 April 2018 12:30 - 12:45 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
30 April 2018 12:30 - 12:45 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
7 May 2018 12:30 - 12:45 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
14 May 2018 12:30 - 12:45 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
21 May 2018 12:30 - 12:45 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
28 May 2018 12:30 - 12:45 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
4 June 2018 12:30 - 12:45 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
11 June 2018 12:30 - 12:45 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
18 June 2018 12:30 - 12:45 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
25 June 2018 12:30 - 12:45 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
2 July 2018 12:30 - 12:45 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
9 July 2018 12:30 - 12:45 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
16 July 2018 12:30 - 12:45 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
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

Poetry Reading

Mon 23 Apr 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'

Romantic Women

Wed 25 Apr 2018
12:00-13:00
Samuel Taylor Coleridge - behind 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.

Cottage Uncovered

Tue 01 May 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.

Gorgeous Georgian Costumes

Fri 04 May 2018
11:00-17:00
Georgian clothes on display, including petticoats, dresses and bodices, intricately made by costume-maker Michelle

Garden Tours

Fri 04 May 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...

Dress Like a Georgian Day

Sat 05 May 2018
11:00-17:00
Do you look perfect in a petticoat, or wonderful in a wig? Come and learn about Georgian clothing from volunteers in period costume