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"
- A recent visitor
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What's on

Upcoming events

This Land is Our Land

Tue 21 May 2019
Our first exhibition of 2019 explores humankind’s relationship with the beautiful Lakeland landscape through a range of thought-provoking voices.

Undressing the Wordsworths

Wed 22 May 2019
The maid-of-all-work strips back the layers of Georgian fashion.

A passionate nature

Wed 22 May 2019
Learn the secrets of William's sister Dorothy Wordsworth.

Matters of life and death

Thu 23 May 2019
Take a guided tour and learn how the house was saved.

Pastimes from the past

Sat 25 May 2019
Think outside the Xbox and try your hand at indoor and outdoor games William and Dorothy would have enjoyed.

Become a rock artist

Mon 27 May 2019
Get crafty with rocks and pens.
" What a lovely house, wonderful atmosphere, lovely staff"
- A visiting family
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" The happiness the Wordsworth children experienced still radiates here"
- A couple visiting from 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."
- A visiting family
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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