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image for Historic House item typeWoburn Abbey

  • Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme
  • The Treasure Houses of England
  • Hudsons Heritage Awards - Winner
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Historic House, next open Mon 10 Apr - Sun 29 Oct 2017

HISTORIC HOUSES ASSOC FRIENDS, HUDSONS HERITAGE AWARDS WINNER New Commission

Woburn Abbey interior

Woburn Abbey interior

Details

Set in a beautiful 3,000 acre deer park, Woburn Abbey has been home to the Dukes of Bedford for over 300 years, and is currently occupied by the 15th Duke and his family.

Stunning works of art, celebrated as one of the most important private collections in the world includes paintings by Cuyp, Gainsborough, Reynolds and Van Dyck. With a magnificent 24 views of Venice by Canaletto, the famously iconic Armada portrait of Elizabeth I by George Cower hanging in the long gallery and numerous portraits of previous Russell family members.

Touring the Abbey covers three floors, including the vaults with superb examples of 18th century French and English furniture, silver and gold collections, a wide range of English continental and oriental porcelain and many personal items treasured by the Russell family. Use our free house tour booklets, children's quizzes, purchase an official guide book or audio tour to ensure you will make the most of your experience.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Welcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Suitable for TV/film location, fashion shows, product launches and company 'days out'. No photography by visitors in House. Corporate Hospitality/Functions: Conferences, exhibitions, banqueting, luncheons, dinners. Suitability for the Disabled: Limited access in the house. Good access in the gardens. Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Licensed. Restaurant: Licensed. Guided Tours: By arrangement, max groups of 10. Tours in French available. Guide book and audio guide available. Education/School Visits: Please telephone for details. Suitability for Dogs: Guide dogs only.

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Mon 10 Apr - Sun 29 Oct 2017 Mon - Sun 10:00 to 16:00

Prices

Adults £17, Seniors & Students £15.50, Children (3-15 years) £8.50, Disabled Visitors £8.50. Group rates available, please see website for more information.

Address

Woburn,
Bedfordshire,
MK17 9WA

Location

Directions

Plan route to Woburn Abbey using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SP 964325  Lat: 51.98304 Long: -0.59680

By Road:
From the M1: J12 or J13, Follow brown tourist signs.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • 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
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Suitable for TV/film location, fashion shows, product launches and company 'days out'. No photography by visitors in House. Corporate Hospitality/Functions: Conferences, exhibitions, banqueting, luncheons, dinners. Suitability for the Disabled: Limited access in the house. Good access in the gardens. Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Licensed. Restaurant: Licensed. Guided Tours: By arrangement, max groups of 10. Tours in French available. Guide book and audio guide available. Education/School Visits: Please telephone for details. Suitability for Dogs: Guide dogs only.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

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
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFee payable
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 2 to the abbey entrance
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesRamp to entrance
  • 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:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children