Learning

Childhood was very different when William and Dorothy were young

Childhood was very different when William and Dorothy were young

Your school’s visit to the 18th century

Our curriculum-linked guided and teacher-led sessions will give your pupils a real sense of what it would have been like to grow up almost 250 years ago, in William and Dorothy Wordsworth's childhood home. Sessions are available Monday to Thursday, from 9.30-11am, between 9 March and
22 October. Below, you'll find all the information that you need to plan and book your visit.

Choose what your class will discover

Our costumed servants lead guided sessions in the kitchen and other rooms

Our costumed servants lead guided sessions in the kitchen and other rooms

What did Georgian children eat? What did they wear? How often did they wash? And what if they were naughty or ill? Our sessions, which answer these questions and many more, are fun, interactive and aim to inspire creativity.

Step back in time to dress up and explore

Suits you, young sir: Have fun dressing up in replica Georgian costume

Your group is welcome to stay on after its guided sessions to spend more time playing with our reproduction toys and games, dressing up in replica costume, and exploring the house and garden. Pupils can write poems in the Wordsworth Room, play skittles in the courtyard, sketch on William and Dorothy's terrace, and meet the heritage chickens in the small walled garden.

Save with Education Group Membership

It costs £5 per child to visit – £2.50 for entry and £2.50 for three sessions lasting 20-25 minutes each, two led by our costumed servants, or other team members, and one teacher-led. If your school is a National Trust Education Group Member, entry is free, making the total cost just £2.50 per child. If it isn't, ask us about joining when you make your booking. It's quick and easy to do – and could save you a lot of money!

Make your booking

Email your completed booking form to Alex Morgan. Or post it to Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX.

Manage the risk

Please read our model risk assessment before your visit. We look forward to welcoming you to Wordsworth House and Garden!

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