Two exhibitions reveal Bowder Stone's hidden story

Two temporary exhibitions in September and October 2017 – one at Wordsworth House and Garden and the other at the Bowder Stone in Borrowdale – revealed the hidden stories of this quirky and forgotten landmark.

A old photograph of tourists scaling a giant rock

Wordsworth House chronicles the rise and fall of a gigantic boulder

Roll up for our fascinating new exhibition! Put on your 3D glasses and follow in the footsteps of the thrill-seeking tourists of past centuries for a close encounter with “the biggest rock in the world”.

eighteenth century sketch of the Bowder Stone

The Time Machine - a temporary installation at the Bowder Stone

Think the Lake District landscape has always looked this way? Step inside the Time Machine and think again...