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 short 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 £9.70 £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

Suitability
Children are welcome.
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
29 February 2020 14:30 - 14:45 Available
7 March 2020 14:30 - 14:45 Available
14 March 2020 14:30 - 14:45 Available
21 March 2020 14:30 - 14:45 Available
18 April 2020 14:30 - 14:45 Available
25 April 2020 14:30 - 14:45 Available
2 May 2020 14:30 - 14:45 Available
9 May 2020 14:30 - 14:45 Available
16 May 2020 14:30 - 14:45 Available
6 June 2020 14:30 - 14:45 Available
13 June 2020 14:30 - 14:45 Available
20 June 2020 14:30 - 14:45 Available
27 June 2020 14:30 - 14:45 Available
4 July 2020 14:30 - 14:45 Available
11 July 2020 14:30 - 14:45 Available
5 September 2020 14:30 - 14:45 Available
12 September 2020 14:30 - 14:45 Available
19 September 2020 14:30 - 14:45 Available
26 September 2020 14:30 - 14:45 Available
3 October 2020 14:30 - 14:45 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Pastimes from the past on a Saturday

Sat 15 Feb 2020
11:00-16:00
Think outside the Xbox and try your hand at indoor and outdoor games William and Dorothy would have enjoyed.

Pastimes from the past on a Sunday

Sun 16 Feb 2020
11:00-16:00
Think outside the Xbox and try your hand at indoor and outdoor games William and Dorothy would have enjoyed.

Every hat tells a story

Mon 17 Feb 2020
11:30-15:30
Get crafty making and decorating a distinctive paper hat.

Make your mark as a Georgian

Tue 18 Feb 2020
11:30-15:30
Try your hand with a quill and ink.

Become a natural artist

Wed 19 Feb 2020
11:30-15:30
Let nature awaken your creativity and have fun making some wild art.

Spooky stories by the fire

Thu 20 Feb 2020
11:30-11:45
Listen to the costumed servants' ghost stories.