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Access at Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Advice about access at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, to assist you in planning your visit

Anne Hathaway's Cottage is open daily, 10am - 4pm See our Opening Times page for more info.

We welcome assistance dogs at all sites.

Blue Badge parking is available adjacent to the visitor reception to the rear of the coach park. Alternate visitor parking is 100m away on the corner of Cottage Lane.

AccessAble offers a detailed Access Guide of Anne Hathaway's Cottage if you want to know more. 

Visitor reception & shop

There is level access with a bell push for staff to assist you if required. There is a sloping pathway from Cottage Lane or a short level path from the Blue Badge and coach park. An accessible toilet with baby-changing facilities can be found outside and to the side of reception.


The building is not fully accessible to visitors due to entrance steps and uneven floors. Wheelchairs and pushchairs cannot be used inside the house. A video of the interior of the house can be viewed, which will be facilitated by a member of the Anne Hathaway’s Cottage team.


The grounds are easy to navigate with many wide, sloping pathways and occasional seating. We have a folding wheelchair that can be borrowed to use across the Anne Hathaway’s Cottage site.

Due to the current restrictions there may be some areas of the Anne Hathaway’s Cottage site that are temporarily closed, and some changes to the objects that we have on display from our museum collection.

If you have any concerns or further queries, please get in contact with us on +44 (0)1789 204016 or at [email protected]

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