Information to help you enjoy your visit to John Clare Cottage
The Cottage is open, Friday, Saturday and Monday
From October 1st the opening hours are 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (Last entry to the Cottage 2 pm)
From April 1st the opening hours are 11:00 am to 4:00 pm (Last entry to the Cottage 3 pm)
Group bookings can be arranged, please contact the Cottage.
Please telephone to check groups/opening days on 01733 253330 and see any advisory notes below:
Variations in opening hours:
Friday June 1st - Cottage and Cafe will close at 1pm due to a party booking
Special Notice for Visitors
The John Clare Trust now owns the Exeter Arms public house in Church Lane, behind the Church. You are advised to park here rather than in Woodgate. This is a 5 minute walk away from the Cottage.
Entrance Fees From April 1st 2017
|Adult||Concession||Children (U16)||Family (2+2)|
|Gift Aid Admission||£5.50||£4.65||£18.20|
Gift Aid explained
Why are there two different admission prices?
Under the Gift Aid scheme amendments introduced by the Government in April 2006, charities who offer entrance to an attraction based on Gift Aid donation rather than an admission ticket must ask visitors to pay 10% extra than the normal admission fee. It is your choice whether you wish to Gift Aid or not. If you do decide to Gift Aid your admission we can claim back from the Government 25% of the total amount that you pay, this equates to the Income Tax that you have already paid on this money. This is why you can only participate in the Gift Aid Scheme if you are a UK Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax Payer and you confirm that you have paid or will pay an amount of UK Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for the current year that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) you donate to will reclaim for the current tax year. Council Tax and VAT do not qualify for the scheme.
Who gets the money?
John Clare Cottage is owned and administered by The John Clare Trust, a non-profit making charity committed to the furthering of development and the preservation of John Clare Cottage, its collections and environment. All income is put into the preservation and running .