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

Mon 22 Jul 2019
11:00-16:00
Our first exhibition of 2019 explores humankind’s relationship with the beautiful Lakeland landscape through a range of thought-provoking voices.

Become a rock artist

Mon 22 Jul 2019
11:30-15:30
Get crafty with rocks and pens.

Get cooking in the kitchen

Tue 23 Jul 2019
11:30-15:30
Get messy making clapbread.

Become a natural artist

Wed 24 Jul 2019
11:30-15:30
Let nature awaken your creativity and have fun making some wild art.

Walk on the wild side

Thu 25 Jul 2019
11:30-12:00
Have fun on a family-friendly garden tour.

Pastimes from the past

Sat 27 Jul 2019
11:00-16:00
Think outside the Xbox and try your hand at indoor and outdoor games William and Dorothy would have enjoyed.
" What a lovely house, wonderful atmosphere, lovely staff"
- A visiting family
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History

" 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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Learning

" 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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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