Wordsworth House and Garden

Celebrate William Wordsworth’s 250th birthday at his childhood home

Wordsworth House and Garden

Things to see and do 

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What's on

Upcoming events

Pastimes from the past on a Saturday

Sat 15 Feb 2020
11:00-16:00
Think outside the Xbox and try your hand at indoor and outdoor games William and Dorothy would have enjoyed.

Pastimes from the past on a Sunday

Sun 16 Feb 2020
11:00-16:00
Think outside the Xbox and try your hand at indoor and outdoor games William and Dorothy would have enjoyed.

Every hat tells a story

Mon 17 Feb 2020
11:30-15:30
Get crafty making and decorating a distinctive paper hat.

Make your mark as a Georgian

Tue 18 Feb 2020
11:30-15:30
Try your hand with a quill and ink.

Become a natural artist

Wed 19 Feb 2020
11:30-15:30
Let nature awaken your creativity and have fun making some wild art.

Spooky stories by the fire

Thu 20 Feb 2020
11:30-11:45
Listen to the costumed servants' ghost stories.
" What a lovely house, wonderful atmosphere, lovely staff"
- Visiting family
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History

" The happiness the Wordsworth children experienced still radiates here"
- Visiting couple
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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."
- Visiting family
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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