Coleton Fishacre (National Trust)

Built in the 1920s for the famous D’Oyly Carte opera family, this evocative arts and crafts style house is a fantastic way to introduce the jazz age to young audiences.

Day visit



About Coleton Fishacre (National Trust)

At the country home of the D’Oyly Carte family you can travel back in time to the Jazz Age.

This most evocative of country homes was built in the Arts & Crafts style, and is imbued with Art Deco elegance. A light, joyful atmosphere fills the rooms, and music plays, echoing the family’s Gilbert and Sullivan connections. You can get an insight into 1920s life ‘upstairs and downstairs’ from the glamorous Saloon and the airy servants’ rooms.


SEND Facilities

Free pre-visit

Key Information

Age suitability

5-7 yr olds, 7-11 yr olds, 11-14 yr olds, 14-16 yr olds, 16-18 yr olds

Key Stages

  • Key Stage 1,

  • Key Stage 2,

  • Key Stage 3,

  • Key Stage 4,

  • Key Stage 5,

Risk Assessment copy available?

Yes - by email

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certification

  • Yes


  • Buildings,

  • Hands on history,

Risk Assessment Category


Annual opening times

March - October

Suitable for disabled/SEND needs


Group Size

Up to 50

Group Rates

Group child £4.25; Education Group Members free



Hands on history

Curriculum Subjects

Art & Design

Business Studies


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