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'
Trip Advisor review, 2017 -
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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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Events

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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Blog

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

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Important Opening Information

Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth museum are currently closed. However, our gift shop is open 11am to 4pm Friday to Tuesday. Do check our website regularly to keep up to date with the Reimagining Wordsworth project.

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