Wordsworth House and Garden

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Wordsworth House and Garden is open for the 2022 season, we look forward to welcoming you. We are currently experiencing problems with our phone line, apologies for any inconvenience while we try to resolve the issue.

William Wordsworth’s childhood home

Wordsworth House and Garden

What's on

Visitors enjoying the garden in summer at Wordsworth House and Garden

Summer in the garden that inspired a poet 

Wordsworth House’s walled heritage garden, where William learned his love of nature, is filled with the colours, scents and sounds of the season.

Upcoming events

Scree

Mon 04 Jul 2022
10:00-16:00
Scree is an exhibition that challenges us to rethink the basis of our relationship with the fells, co-created with poet Lucy Burnett.

Meet the maid

Wed 27 Jul 2022
10:00-16:00
Join the servant by the kitchen fire and see what's cooking!

Get crafty in the kitchen

Wed 27 Jul 2022
11:00-15:00
Get creative with the maid and learn about the ways the Georgians would make do and mend.

Sewing on site

Sat 30 Jul 2022
10:00-16:00
Watch members of the Cumberland Textile and stitching group at work, as part of a Cumbria-wide project to capture a day in time for World Embroidery Day.

Walk on the wild side

Sat 30 Jul 2022
11:00-11:30
Join a costumed servant on a fun, family garden tour.

Heritage Open Day

Sat 10 Sep 2022
10:00-16:00
Visit the house and garden free of charge and listen to a special talk to celebrate Heritage Open Day.
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Things to see and do

A couple on their wedding day at the National Trust's Wordsworth House and Garden in Cumbria

Plan your fairytale day 

What could be more romantic than to get married in the birthplace of William Wordsworth, one of the world’s greatest poets?

A man with a briefcase walks past a wall

Meet Rowan McCabe, our (virtual) poet in residence 

Rowan McCabe, our (virtual) poet in residence for Wordsworth’s 250th anniversary year in 2020, knocks on strangers’ doors and asks what is important to them. Here’s what happens next…

Apple blossom under a bright blue sky

Find us on Facebook 

'Like' Wordsworth House and Garden on Facebook to get all our news, see who's been visiting and discover what they've been up to.

" 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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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