Visiting Godolphin: what you need to know

Autumn light on Godolphin House

In this article you'll find everything you need to know about what to expect on your visit.

Arrival and parking 

There are two main carparks at Godolphin found to the right off the main drive. If you require accessible parking these spaces can be found at the end of the drive, to the left of the barn.

If you are arriving at Godolphin to visit the garden, farm buildings and house (when it's open) and you’re a member, you’ll need to show your membership card. You'll be asked to show this to a member of staff in the Welcome Hut. You can visit the estate without showing your membership card though we ask that you scan your card at the machines in the car park.

If you need to pay to enter Godolphin you can do this at the Welcome Hut.  

Staying safe at Godolphin

We are following Government guidance and lifting social distancing rules and other Covid restrictions from Monday 19 July.

The safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers remains our top priority. We thank you for showing others kindness and respect as we move into this next phase together.

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit. 

What's open?

The garden, farm buildings, tea-room, toilets and estate are open. The Piggery tea-room has indoor seating available and also offers a takeaway service with outside seating. The house is open the first Saturday to Thursday of every month, 10:30am-5pm (last entry 4:30pm).  

Visiting with your family

The barefoot trail is open and young explorers can use their senses to explore Godolphin with our self-led trail or by trying one of the 50 things before you’re 11 ¾.

Bringing a dog

Dogs (on leads) are welcome everywhere within Godolphin's grounds. Dogs are also welcome on the estate, but please keep them under close control or on a lead if there is livestock present and always pick up after them. There's a dog waste bin located opposite the Welcome Hut.

You can learn more about what you can do with your dog under ‘Things to see and do’.

 Accessibility

  • There is limited access for wheelchairs due to some difficult slopes.
  • Free parking for National Trust members and Blue Badge holders is available at Godolphin. Free parking at Noonvares and Great Work.
  • Godolphin estate has a wheelchair-accessible path near the River Hayle.
  • Full access statement is below.
  • There is an off-road Tramper available to hire.
  • British Sign Language tours are available on a tablet - please enquire in the Welcome Hut once you arrive.
  • Godolphin's Large Print Guide can be accessed here: Godolphin Large Print Guide (PDF / 0.2MB) download
  • A Visual Story to Godolphin can be accessed here: Godolphin Visual Story (PDF / 4.3MB) download