Hard at work for the Wordsworths

Step back in time with the servants

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Meet the maid or manservant and take in a 10-minute talk about the harsh realities of 18th-century life.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Wordsworth House and Garden


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.80 £7.90
Child £4.40 £3.95
Family £22.00 £19.75
Group out-of-hours N/A £11.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

The basics

Assistance dogs are welcome.
Ground floor of house and café accessible by lift; garden and shop fully accessible. There is no wheelchair access to the first floor.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
9 June 2018 14:30 - 14:45 Available
16 June 2018 14:30 - 14:45 Available
23 June 2018 14:30 - 14:45 Available
30 June 2018 14:30 - 14:45 Available
7 July 2018 14:30 - 14:45 Available
14 July 2018 14:30 - 14:45 Available
8 September 2018 14:30 - 14:45 Available
15 September 2018 14:30 - 14:45 Available
22 September 2018 14:30 - 14:45 Available
29 September 2018 14:30 - 14:45 Available
6 October 2018 14:30 - 14:45 Available
13 October 2018 14:30 - 14:45 Available

Contact Info

Wordsworth House
Call 01900 824805

Upcoming events

Where Poppies Blow

Wed 23 May 2018
An evocative special exhibition commemorating the end of the First World War

A passionate nature

Wed 23 May 2018
Learn Dorothy Wordsworth's secrets

A poet in the making

Wed 23 May 2018
Get a servant's eye view of William's childhood

Matters of life and death

Thu 24 May 2018
Take a guided tour and learn how the house was saved

Go wild like William and Dorothy

Sat 26 May 2018
Borrow an explorer bag and see what you discover

Sew a poppy field

Mon 28 May 2018
Help to create a field of memories