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

Upcoming events

This Land is Our Land

Sat 09 Mar 2019
11:00-16:00
Our first exhibition of 2019 explores humankind’s relationship with the beautiful Lakeland landscape through a range of thought-provoking voices.

Free entry for locals

Sat 09 Mar 2019
11:00-16:00
Get in free on our opening weekend of 2019 if you live in Cumbria.

Managing a Living Landscape

Thu 11 Apr 2019
19:30-21:00
An evening talk by National Trust General Manager Tom Burditt, who helps care for the UK's newest World Heritage Site.

The Lakes: A Global Landscape

Thu 16 May 2019
19:30-21:00
An evening talk by National Trust archaeologist Jamie Lund exploring the fascinating story of the UK's newest World Heritage Site.
" What a lovely house, wonderful atmosphere, lovely staff"
- The Swinburnes, Wirral, Merseyside
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History

" 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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Learning

" 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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Weddings

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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