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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Historic House, £6.50-£13.50

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Address

Sandringham,
King's Lynn,
Norfolk,
PE35 6EN

Sandringham House

Sandringham House

Sandringham House

Sandringham House

 
 

Details

Still maintained in the style of Edward and Alexandra, Prince and Princess of Wales (later King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra), all the main ground floor rooms used by The Royal Family, full of their treasured ornaments, portraits and furniture, are open to the public.

The Ballroom of the house displays a different exhibition each year, each time showing part of the collections in the private rooms of the house not normally accessible to visitors. More family possessions are displayed in the Museum housed in the old stables and coach houses including vehicles ranging in date from the first car owned by a British monarch, a 1900 Daimler, to a half-scale Aston Martin used by Princes William and Harry. A display tells the mysterious tale of the Sandringham Company who fought and died at Gallipolli in 1915, whilst a photographic exhibition shows the history of Sandringham House from 1870 to the present day, and there is also a fascinating collection of gifts given to Her Majesty The Queen by people from all over the world.

The sixty-acre gardens include the formal North Garden, the Stream Walk and Queen Alexandra’s Summerhouse, perched above the lake. The formal planting of the Edwardian age has given way to great sweeping glades, bordered by splendid specimen trees and shrubs, to create an informal garden full of colour and interest throughout the year. A free shuttle from within the entrance will carry passengers less able to walk through the gardens to the house and back. Guided garden tours take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Sandringham Church is also well worth a visit, and there are six hundred acres of the Country Park open to all. There are restaurants, a gift shop and a plant centre, all at the Visitor Centre, close to the coach and car parks. Sandringham’s welcoming country house atmosphere is commented on by almost every visitor, and the most common complaint is that people have not allowed enough time to see everything there is - at least 3 hours is necessary, and there is enough to fill a full day’s visit.

For further details see www.sandringhamestate.co.uk

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

No photography in house. Plant Sales Plant Centre. Corporate Hospitality/Functions: Visitor Centre only. Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs. Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Licensed. Restaurant: Licensed. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Private evening tours. Parking: Ample. Suitability for Dogs: Guide dogs only.

Opening details

Daily from 19th April to 25th July re-opening 2nd August to 2nd November. 11am - 4.45pm (3.45pm in October)

Prices

The adult entry price for the House, Gardens and Museum is £13.50, senior citizens/students £11.50, children (5-15) £6.50 and a family ticket for 2 adults and 3 children is £33.50.

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 21 - Sun 23 Nov Sandringham Christmas Fair

Location

Directions

See location of Sandringham on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TF 696283  Lat: 52.82553 Long: 0.51576

By Road:
From the B1440: Follow brown signs from A148 or A149.

By Public Transport:
From King's Lynn station it is 8 miles to Sandringham. Bus no. 41 from King's Lynn or Hunstanton.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from King's Lynn station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

No photography in house. Plant Sales Plant Centre. Corporate Hospitality/Functions: Visitor Centre only. Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs. Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Licensed. Restaurant: Licensed. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Private evening tours. Parking: Ample. Suitability for Dogs: Guide dogs only.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 5
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Notes

  • Visitors should be aware there are long distances involved. Shuttle service available (FOC).

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