Wordsworth House and Garden

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

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

A scarecrow in Wordsworth House garden

Tours, talks, trails and treats 

Whenever you choose to visit, there’s always something interesting going on at William’s childhood home. Find out what we’ve got planned for 2017...

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

Upcoming events

Objects of Celebrity #1 The Bowder Stone

Tue 26 Sep 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.

Conserving William's garden

Tue 26 Sep 2017
Join our head gardener for a guided tour

King Pocky and the Georgian thrill-seekers

Tue 26 Sep 2017
An evening talk followed by coffee, cake and conversation

A passionate nature

Wed 27 Sep 2017
Learn Dorothy Wordsworth's secrets

Hard at work for the Wordsworths

Wed 27 Sep 2017
Step back in time with the servants

National Poetry Day

Thu 28 Sep 2017
Celebrate National Poetry Day at Wordsworth's childhood home
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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