Welcome to Grimm & Co, a children’s literacy charity based in Yorkshire, changing lives one story at a time.
Come and visit our Apothecary to the Magical, which sells wild schemes, mysterious plots and kitchenware to magical and mortal customers. We have a special fairy tale mail service, the library of forgotten books (free books for all visitors), the famous magic-o-meter, and not forgetting our beautiful, artisan magical gifts to suit all tastes.
All proceeds support our children's literacy charity, raising confidence, self-esteem and self-belief in young people aged 7-18, through exciting creative writing workshops.
Travel by public transport
Rotherham Central Train Station is on Central Road in Rotherham.
Travel by taxi
City Taxis have a few wheelchair accessible vehicles, however it is not possible to book one in advance. If a wheelchair is needed, please call at the time of needing the taxi to check availability.
The closest car park is on Drummond Street, which is approximately 0.2 miles from the entrance to Grimm & Co. This street level car park is operated by RMBC and charges apply. There are disabled parking spaces available. The route to Grimm & Co has dropped kerbs and is accessible by wheelchair. There is free parking on Saturdays in council-owned off-street car parking at the time of writing (February 2022), but please check signage on arrival.
Additional public parking is also available in the Rotherham Interchange car park at Frederick Street, Rotherham, S60 1QB. This is a multi-storey car park wth disabled parking spaces.
Path to main entrance
There are side-hinged double doors at the entrance to the shop. One of the doors is always pinned open wth a width of 85cm. The second door can also be pinned open. The total width of the open double doors is 170cm.
Getting around inside
Visual Impairment - General Information
Public toilet in the Old Town Hall
The public toilets within the arcade of the Old Town Hall are on street level. They are accessed through a white door from the street and there is a fully contained cubicle for male and female use. The cubicles are large but do not have handrails or emergency pull cords. Unfortunately these are owned by the landlord and we are unable to make any changes to this.
There is also a fold down changing table in the lobby of the toilet area.
Grimm & Co
There is a side-hinged double door at the entrance to the shop. The right hand door is always pinned open and measures 85cm wide. Both door can be opened to give a width of 170cm.
The Writer's Pad is not open to the public. This is the space that we use for creative writing workshops with children and young people. This is on street level with a single side-hinged door entrance measuring 95cm.
There is a second concealed entrance which measures 85cm wide with a small threshold.
Getting around outside
Linger Longer Lane (The Old Town Hall)
The shop and Writer's Pad are located within a paved indoor arcade with large open archway entrances from the street. The shop and Writer's Pad are at opposite ends of the space.
Customer care support
Emergency evacuation procedures
The emergency evacuation point is located at Boots Chemist, which is approximate 80 metres away. Staff and fire marshalls will direct any customers to this point in case of emergency.
Customer care support
A number of our staff are currently in the early stages of learning British Sign Language.