FAQs

Here are the answers to a number of frequently asked questions.  If your question is not addressed here, please contact us.

Our Main House, Gardens and Refectory Cafe are open 11am-4pm daily.

You don’t have to pre-book for Room on the Broom. You can simply turn up on the day.

Entry for Room on the Broom is for Ushaw Annual Pass holders and included with Daily Admission, see more here

This is an outdoor multi terrain trail which we have endeavoured to put the majority of onto the new improved access paths around the lake and gardens area, to fit with the setting of the original story.
 
The trail includes mixed terrain which should be manageable by wheelchair or with buggies on maintained footpaths down the woodland walk and across the meadow.

Dogs are welcome to our Gardens and Parkland, however they must remain on a lead in some areas. 

  • Dogs on leads or under control at all times (Bounds Cafe area, Ornamental Gardens, drives and access roads)
  • Dogs may be permitted off leads prior and after opening times or when the Bounds is empty (The Bounds)
  • Dogs may be off leads (Meadow)

 

Please ask a member of staff if you have any questions. 

Please visit: ushaw.org/plan-your-visit to find out more information about our admission prices.

No pre-booking is required for day visits. You can simply get your tickets at our Visitor Centre upon arrival.

It is important to us that our House and Gardens can be enjoyed by everyone.

We have Accessible Parking spaces next to the entrance with 24 hours access. We also provide a wheelchair friendly entrance to all our buildings including our chapels, tearoom, theatre and exhibition spaces.  

Our Ornamental Gardens have pathways that are suitable for wheelchairs and other walking aides. 

To see more information about Accessibility at Ushaw, please visit here

We do indeed. Our Refectory Café Tea Room is open 11am-4pm daily. Serving a selection of hot drinks, cakes, sandwiches and pastries. Annual Membership or Indoor Day Pass is required. 

We are working very hard to make Ushaw a wonderful place for all, to enhance people’s lives through heritage, culture and creative experiences.

Ushaw is an independent Charity funded only through donations, entrance fees, legacies and commercial operations, it is a self-sustaining charitable estate, independent of church or government funding. Our team takes care of Ushaw’s Grade 1, 2 and 2* listed buildings, with running costs of over £1million per annum.

Your contributions through admissions and memberships help us to maintain Ushaw’s buildings and grounds for the enjoyment of everyone.

An Ushaw Annual Pass includes the following:
  • Unlimited entry for 12 months, access to our glorious gardens and grounds + stunning interiors of Ushaw
  • Entry to The Refectory Cafe Tea Room
  • An array of outdoor events throughout the year
  • Live music at ‘Sounds on the Bounds’ 
  • Variety of exhibitions, children’s trails, children’s games and activities
  • Free parking

Please collect your Annual Pass at our Visitor Centre upon arrival.

If you haven’t received an email confirmation, please let a member of the team know your name and email address to find your order.  

Please use the postcode DH7 7DW. Some GPS systems will take you to the wrong location when using the postcode DH7 9RH or typing our old name – Ushaw College.

Ushaw is an independent Charity funded only through donations, entrance fees, legacies and commercial operations, it is a self-sustaining charitable estate, independent of church or government funding.

Our team takes care of Ushaw’s Grade 1, 2 and 2* listed buildings, with running costs of over £1million per annum.

Your contributions through admissions and memberships help us to maintain Ushaw’s buildings and grounds for the enjoyment of everyone.

We really appreciate any donations, given our charity status. To donate to Ushaw, please visit: ushaw.org/get-involved/fundraising

The best way to contact us is by emailing meet@ushaw.org and a member of our team will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Ushaw-in good times

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Open Hours

Our gardens & parkland
are open Daily 11am–4pm,

During the winter season, the Main House & Chapels are open daily 11am–4pm

Address

Ushaw: Historic House, Chapels & Gardens,
near Durham City
DH7 9RH