Wordsworth House and Garden

Step back to the 1770s at William Wordsworth’s childhood home

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Wordsworth House and Garden

Things to see and do 

" Your wonderful volunteers made the day perfect"
- Barbara Smith, Gloucestershire
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What's on

" What a lovely house, wonderful atmosphere, lovely staff"
- The Swinburnes, Wirral, Merseyside

Upcoming events

Objects of Celebrity #1 The Bowder Stone

Tue 24 Oct 2017
A exhibition about a rock the size of a house and the thrill-seeking early tourists who flocked to the Lakes to see it.

Become a natural artist

Tue 24 Oct 2017
Make some wild art

A life in the landscape

Tue 24 Oct 2017
An evening talk followed by coffee, cake and conversation

Make your mark as a Georgian

Wed 25 Oct 2017
Write with a quill and ink

Spooky fireside tales

Thu 26 Oct 2017
Listen to the costumed servants' ghost stories

Dumbledore and Horniegoggle

Sat 28 Oct 2017
Go wild like William and Dorothy on our trail
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Eating and shopping

" The toilets were worth a visit alone"
- The Harrisons, Chipping, Lancashire
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" The happiness the Wordsworth children experienced still radiates here"
- Mr and Mrs Mutch, Alberta, Canada
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Our work

A maid preparing a bonnet at Wordsworth House and Garden, Cockermouth

My dream job 

Julia Routledge spends her working day dressed as Amy, the maid-of-all-work employed by William Wordsworth’s parents at his childhood home in Cockermouth.

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Get involved

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" A truly wonderful experience. The costumed maids, in particular, were so lovely with our daughter, helping her make clapbread."
- The Bond family, London
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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Wordsworth House and Garden on the National Trust Collections website