Wordsworth House and Garden

Step back to the 1770s at William Wordsworth’s childhood home

Wordsworth House and Garden

Things to see and do

" Lovely, lovely staff. Their commitment, knowledge and quiet enthusiasm quite bowled us over."
- Mr and Mrs Gilson, Wells, Somerset
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What's on 

Beatrix Potter in Hill Top porch, Cumbria
Beatrix Potter features in two exhibitions at Wordsworth House during 2016 National Trust

Join us in 2016 

From our special 150th-anniversary exhibitions of Beatrix Potter’s original artwork, to tours, talks and family trails, there’s lots going on over the spring at William’s childhood home.

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A display of cakes at the National Trust's Wordsworth House café
Treat yourself to a slice of cake National Trust

Our café 

All the cakes, scones and soups in our cosy little 18-seat café are locally made. Why not drop in for morning coffee, a light lunch or a cream tea? It's a lovely place to relax with friends or family.

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Our work

A maid preparing a bonnet at Wordsworth House and Garden, Cockermouth
See what life is like as a maid National Trust Images/John Millar

My dream job 

Julia Routledge spends her working day dressed as Amy, the maid-of-all-work employed by William Wordsworth’s parents at his childhood home in Cockermouth.

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Get involved

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" A truly wonderful experience. The costumed maids, in particular, were so lovely with our daughter, helping her make clapbread."
- The Bond family, London
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