Family story time

Have you heard the tale of Sailor Sam? Or the story of the mice who lived in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's house?

  • Booking advisable
  • Free event (admission applies)

These 15 minute storytelling sessions are perfect for children aged 4-7 (and the young at heart!) and bring to life the tale of Coleridge's ancient mariner, and the mice who lived in the Cottage.

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 £6.85 £6.20
Child £3.45 £3.10
Family £17.10 £15.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.58
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.79

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.

The basics

Booking details
Call 01278 732662
Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
The Garden Room
Accessibility
The cottage is unsuitable for wheelchairs due to narrow corridors and doorways, and steps. Please see our access statement for full details under 'Facilities and Access' and 'Accessibility'
Other
Adults, please remain with children during the storytelling sessions.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
17 August 2017 11:30 - 11:45 Available
12:30 - 12:45 Available
13:30 - 13:45 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
15:30 - 15:45 Available

Upcoming events

Cottage Uncovered

Mon 03 Jul 2017
12:00-13:00
1940s tanks, petrol pumps and phantom dogs... What do these have to do with Coleridge Cottage?

In the Footsteps of the Poet

Thu 06 Jul 2017
11:00-17:00
Watercolour paintings inspired by Coleridge's wanderings in the Quantock Hills and Exmoor.

Cottage garden tour

Mon 24 Jul 2017
11:30-12:00
There's more to Coleridge than the Cottage...

Family Story Time

Thu 27 Jul 2017
11:30-11:45
Have you heard the tale of Sailor Sam? Or the story of the mice who lived in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's house?

Cottage garden tour

Mon 31 Jul 2017
11:30-12:00
There's more to Coleridge than the Cottage...

Family story time

Thu 03 Aug 2017
11:30-11:45
Have you heard the tale of Sailor Sam? Or the story of the mice who lived in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's house?