Happy 250th birthday William!

Celebrate Wordsworth’s 250th birthday at his childhood home.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join us for a day of for free cake, music, tours and poetry.


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 £9.70 £8.80
Child £4.90 £4.40
Family £24.30 £22.00
1 adult, 2 children £14.60 £13.20
Group out-of-hours N/A £11.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.20
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.20

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
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

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:

  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 Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

The basics

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


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
7 April 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Wordsworth House
Call 01900 824805

Upcoming events

Matters of life and death

Mon 24 Feb 2020
Take a guided tour and learn how the house was saved.

Undressing the Wordsworths

Wed 26 Feb 2020
The maid-of-all-work strips back the layers of Georgian fashion.

William warts and all

Wed 26 Feb 2020
The maid-of-all-work reveals the man behind the legend.

How green was my Georgian?

Sat 29 Feb 2020
The Georgians were past masters at recycling – but some of their initiatives may have gone a bit too far.

The horrible truth about Georgian life

Sat 29 Feb 2020
Step into a world of pinching matches and tipsy toddlers with the maid-of-all-work.

Pastimes from the past on a Sunday

Sun 01 Mar 2020
Think outside the Xbox and try your hand at indoor and outdoor games William and Dorothy would have enjoyed.