The horrible truth about Georgian life

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

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join the maid for a 10-minute talk as she describes the strange and often harsh reality of life in the 18th century.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.20 £8.30
Child £4.60 £4.15
Family £23.00 £20.75
Group out-of-hours N/A £11.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.90
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
  • 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

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

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 September 2019 14:30 - 14:45 Available
28 September 2019 14:30 - 14:45 Available
5 October 2019 14:30 - 14:45 Available
12 October 2019 14:30 - 14:45 Available

Contact Info

Name
Wordsworth House
Email
wordsworthhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01900 824805

Upcoming events

Folk: weaving an island tapestry

Thu 19 Sep 2019
20:00-21:30
Join us for a talk by novelist Zoe Gilbert.

Heritage Open Day

Sat 21 Sep 2019
11:00-16:00
Enjoy free entry to William's childhood home and listen to a special talk.

Under Northern Skies

Sat 21 Sep 2019
11:00-16:00
Our second exhibition of 2019 is a collaboration with young curators from local communities exploring humankind’s relationship with the beautiful Lakeland landscape.

How green was my Georgian?

Sat 21 Sep 2019
11:30-11:45
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 21 Sep 2019
14:30-14:45
Step into a world of pinching matches and tipsy toddlers with the maid-of-all-work.

Pastimes from the past

Sun 22 Sep 2019
11:00-16:00
Think outside the Xbox and try your hand at indoor and outdoor games William and Dorothy would have enjoyed.