Wordsworth House and Garden

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

Wordsworth House and Garden

Things to see and do

" The toilets were worth a visit alone"
- The Harrisons, Chipping, Lancashire
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What's on

Wordsworth House gardener Amanda Thackeray with a visitor

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

A passionate nature

Sat 11 Mar 2017
11:00-11:15
Learn Dorothy Wordsworth's secrets

The Word-Hoard: Love Letters to Our Land

Sat 11 Mar 2017
11:00-16:00
An exhibition curated by best-selling author Robert Macfarlane

Free entry for locals

Sat 11 Mar 2017
11:00-16:00
Get in free on our opening weekend of 2017

Hard at work for the Wordsworths

Sat 11 Mar 2017
14:30-14:45
Step back in time with the servants

Dumbledore and Horniegoggle

Sun 12 Mar 2017
11:00-16:00
Go wild like William and Dorothy on our trail

Matters of life and death

Mon 13 Mar 2017
11:30-12:00
Take a guided tour and learn how the house was saved
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Eating and shopping

Wordsworth House and Garden

History

" The happiness the Wordsworth children experienced still radiates here"
- Mr and Mrs Mutch, Alberta, Canada
Wordsworth House and Garden

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