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Wordsworth House and Garden

William Wordsworth’s childhood home

Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX

Room view of the kitchen showing the table with vegetables on it, the kitchen range alight and herbs hanging from the ceiling at Wordsworth House, Cumbria

Important notice

Wordsworth House and Garden is now closed for the season so that we may continue with important conservation work. We look forward to welcoming you again from Monday 25 March, 2024.

Planning your visit

Volunteer talking with visitors in the Dining Room at Wordsworth House, Cumbria
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Group and educational visits to Wordsworth House 

Discover more about arranging your group or school visit to William Wordsworth’s childhood home, from what to see and do, to how to make a booking.

250th Anniversary of William Wordsworth exhibition at Wordsworth House, Cumbria

Upcoming events at Wordsworth House and Garden 

Take a look at what's coming up in our events schedule

Venue hire

Bright pink roses in the garden with views of Wordsworth house in the background
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Weddings at Wordsworth House and Garden 

What could be more romantic than to get married in the birthplace of one of the world’s greatest poets? Find out all you need to know about holding your wedding at Wordsworth House.

Visitors descending a path through the Rock Garden at Cragside, Northumberland

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