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Wordsworth Museum

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Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Attached to Dove Cottage, The Wordsworth Museum lets visitors discover Wordsworth's amazing life and what inspired and influenced him. Orphaned as a child, he attended Cambridge University then went on a walking trip across Europe during the French...more
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Dove Cottage A591, Grasmere LA22 9SH, England
+44 15394 35544
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All reviews his life dove cottage well worth a visit reading everything spent nearly spent longer great visit lake district few hours next door interesting facts his contemporaries his friends guided tour exhibits information poet
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great museum all about the life, times, works of William Wordsworth and his closest friends and their poetry. See original handwritten poems, clothing and furniture of the period and get a great insight into the times in which Wordsworth lived and created his famous works....More

Thank Ayfer O
Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyed the journey through Wordsworth's life! The life-size figures at the beginning of the self-guided tour do not continue as you progress through the museum (thankfully!). Enjoyed trying to write with a quill pen!

Thank solot591
Reviewed 1 week ago

The visit to Wordsworth cottage was very interesting and appears to be very much untouched from the time he and his family occupied the place. The volunteers know their subject giving an excellent insight into the history fo the family and the building.

Thank gavinpriestley
Reviewed 29 August 2018

This was a great visit in conjunction with Dove Cottage. We had time to look around the museum before our guided tour in the cottage and then pop back to take in information again. Downstairs is a temporary exhibit space usually with a Lake District...More

1  Thank UKHolbee
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Lovely museum with plenty of info about the man and his work, some beautiful paintings to admire, had a pleasant few hours here, ticket is valid for 12 months so keep your receipt if you want to go back.

Thank julieann1kitten
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

A great little experience even if not a fan of the poet, the guided tour of Dove cottage of real interest and fun. A must if in the area and worth a detour if not.

Thank George G
Reviewed 16 July 2018

EXCELLENT museum concerning Wordsworth, but also contains some information on other writers such as Shelly, Byron, etc. Easily viewed - at a leisurely pace, reading everything - in 1 - 1 1/2 hours. Combined with Dove Cottage ticket, it's a perfect way to appreciate an...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

We learnt such a lot! Time well spent. Privileged to be invited to see a book from Wordsworth's collection in the archive - amazing - and amazing staff. Thank you Jeff and Poppy!

Thank Steph B
Reviewed 4 July 2018

This is part of Dove Cottage the home of poet William Wordsworth. If you see his cottage as well you get a discount for seeing both places

1  Thank Peter M
Reviewed 13 June 2018

The Wordsworth Museum, next to Dove Cottage, contains many artifacts owned by Wordsworth. It also has exhibits of historical significance about some of his contemporaries.

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