William Wordsworth is Britain’s most famous poet, whose thoughts and writing about man, nature and society are so current, they could have been written yesterday.

Discover Wordsworth’s amazing life by visiting Dove Cottage and exploring the treasures of the Wordsworth Trust’s collection.

'A truly magical experience'
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Our National Lottery Heritage Fund-supported redevelopment project, Reimagining Wordsworth, will be taking place throughout 2019. As a result there are some changes to what will be available when you visit this year.

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From pop-up poetry events to behind-the-scenes tours of our research centre, there is always something going on at Dove Cottage.

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Our blog is full of lively and engaging posts exploring the literature, history and culture of the Romantic period.

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Today we are offering Dove Cottage Uncovered, if you are not visiting today please check our ‘planning your visit’ page or phone ahead for more information before you visit as changes will be happening regularly due to our Reimagining Wordsworth project.

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