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 this short talk by 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 £9.70 £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 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 11:30 - 11:45 Available
7 March 2020 11:30 - 11:45 Available
14 March 2020 11:30 - 11:45 Available
21 March 2020 11:30 - 11:45 Available
18 April 2020 11:30 - 11:45 Available
25 April 2020 11:30 - 11:45 Available
2 May 2020 11:30 - 11:45 Available
9 May 2020 11:30 - 11:45 Available
16 May 2020 11:30 - 11:45 Available
6 June 2020 11:30 - 11:45 Available
13 June 2020 11:30 - 11:45 Available
20 June 2020 11:30 - 11:45 Available
27 June 2020 11:30 - 11:45 Available
4 July 2020 11:30 - 11:45 Available
11 July 2020 11:30 - 11:45 Available
5 September 2020 11:30 - 11:45 Available
12 September 2020 11:30 - 11:45 Available
19 September 2020 11:30 - 11:45 Available
26 September 2020 11:30 - 11:45 Available
3 October 2020 11:30 - 11:45 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

William warts and all

Wed 26 Feb 2020
14:30-14:45
The maid-of-all-work reveals the man behind the legend.

Matters of life and death

Thu 27 Feb 2020
11:30-12:00
Take a guided tour and learn how the house was saved.

How green was my Georgian?

Sat 29 Feb 2020
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 29 Feb 2020
14:30-14:45
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
11:00-16:00
Think outside the Xbox and try your hand at indoor and outdoor games William and Dorothy would have enjoyed.

Undressing the Wordsworths

Wed 04 Mar 2020
11:30-11:45
The maid-of-all-work strips back the layers of Georgian fashion.