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

Where Poppies Blow

Mon 24 Sep 2018
An evocative special exhibition commemorating the end of the First World War

Matters of life and death

Mon 24 Sep 2018
Take a guided tour and learn how the house was saved

Conserving William's garden

Tue 25 Sep 2018
Join our head gardener for a guided tour

A passionate nature

Wed 26 Sep 2018
Learn Dorothy Wordsworth's secrets

A poet in the making

Wed 26 Sep 2018
Get a servant's eye view of William's childhood

Hard at work for the Wordsworths

Sat 29 Sep 2018
Step back in time with the servants
" What a lovely house, wonderful atmosphere, lovely staff"
- The Swinburnes, Wirral, Merseyside
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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