How green was my Georgian?

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

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

In the Wordsworths’ time, everything from leftover food to urine, teeth and hair was recycled. Find out from the maid if we could learn some useful lessons today.

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
28 September 2019 11:30 - 11:45 Available
5 October 2019 11:30 - 11:45 Available
12 October 2019 11:30 - 11:45 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Under Northern Skies

Tue 24 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.

Conserving William's garden

Tue 24 Sep 2019
11:30-12:00
Join our head gardener for a guided tour.

Undressing the Wordsworths

Wed 25 Sep 2019
11:30-11:45
The maid-of-all-work strips back the layers of Georgian fashion.

A passionate nature

Wed 25 Sep 2019
14:30-14:45
Learn the secrets of William's sister Dorothy Wordsworth.

Matters of life and death

Thu 26 Sep 2019
11:30-12:00
Take a guided tour and learn how the house was saved.

How green was my Georgian?

Sat 28 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.