Wordsworth House and Garden

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

Wordsworth House and Garden

Things to see and do 

Wordsworth House and Garden

What's on

Upcoming events

Get creative for Christmas

Thu 21 Nov 2019
17:00-20:00
Join a free drop-in workshop with Jenny Daymond, illustrator of the National Trust Book of Afternoon Tea.

Get creative for Christmas

Sat 30 Nov 2019
11:00-14:00
Join a free drop-in workshop with Jenny Daymond, illustrator of the National Trust Book of Afternoon Tea.
" 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