Scented spring and summer evenings

Take an early evening stroll around the tranquil riverside garden that gave Wordsworth a lifetime’s poetic inspiration.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Take advantage of our evening opening to relax amid the heady scent of roses and the colourful flowers, then step inside to meet the maid-of-all-work and discover how the other half lived in Georgian times.


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 £9.20 £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

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.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
4 April 2019 16:00 - 20:00 Available
2 May 2019 16:00 - 20:00 Available
6 June 2019 16:00 - 20:00 Available
4 July 2019 16:00 - 20:00 Available
1 August 2019 16:00 - 20:00 Available
5 September 2019 16:00 - 20:00 Available

Contact Info

Wordsworth House
Call 01900 824805

Upcoming events

This Land is Our Land

Sat 23 Mar 2019
Our first exhibition of 2019 explores humankind’s relationship with the beautiful Lakeland landscape through a range of thought-provoking voices.

The horrible truth about Georgian life

Sat 23 Mar 2019
Step into a world of pinching matches and tipsy toddlers with the maid-of-all-work.

Pastimes from the past

Sun 24 Mar 2019
Think outside the Xbox and try your hand at indoor and outdoor games William and Dorothy would have enjoyed.

Matters of life and death

Mon 25 Mar 2019
Take a guided tour and learn how the house was saved.

Undressing the Wordsworths

Wed 27 Mar 2019
The maid-of-all-work strips back the layers of Georgian fashion.

A passionate nature

Wed 27 Mar 2019
Learn the secrets of William's sister Dorothy Wordsworth.