Disabled Access

Brantwood has a number of services and facilities available for disabled visitors.

The ground floor rooms, which comprise drawing room, annex, dining room, study, Blue Gallery, hallway, video and Brantwood`s bookshop are accessible to visitors in wheelchairs. A ramp is available to the main entrance and a permanent ramp has been installed to Ruskin’s dining room.   (Please note that disabled access to the Severn Studio is limited due to steep outdoor steps).

For those in a large, motorised wheelchair the original front door can be used to access the house.

For those visitors who cannot negotiate the house stairs to the two rooms open to the public on the first floor, photograph albums and information are on display in the hall.

You are welcome to sit on any chair which does not have a cord on it.

Disabled drivers are welcome to park their car by Brantwood`s main entrance, at the top of the drive (limited availability). Cars can also be brought to the main entrance to enable disabled passengers to access the house. We would then ask you to please then park it in our main car park.

A wheel chair is available for use in the house.

An information sheet is available in Braille.

A transcript for our introductory 15 minute film about Ruskin is available.

Brantwood is working to provide an audio tour for visually impaired visitors. In the meantime we are happy to provide individual guided, tactile tours as required.

Guide dogs are welcome in the house & restaurant.

Toilet:

Toilet facilities are available for our disabled visitors.

The Garden and Grounds:

 “Brant” means steep and Brantwood`s mountain side gardens have varying levels of access.

The gardens and grounds above the house have stepped access and are unsuitable for those in wheelchairs. The lower gardens have sloping paths and are accessible in a wheel chair, with care. There are a few steps to negotiate.

Brantwood is an independent registered charity - The Brantwood Trust Coniston Cumbria LA21 8AD enquiries@brantwood.org.uk Telephone: 015394 41396 Fax: 015394 41263