The announcement of a Heritage Lottery Fund development grant towards our ‘Reimagining Wordsworth’ project has put us on course to make profound changes to our site and activities in time to celebrate the 250th anniversary of William Wordsworth’s birth in 2020.

The Wordsworth Trust is now developing ambitious plans to make it possible for even more people to discover one of greatest poets. This is an exciting opportunity to create a completely new interpretation of a unique literary heritage site, a poet’s home with internationally important collections in the heart of the Lake District, and to help fulfil Wordsworth’s own hope: that his poetry makes us ‘wiser, better and happier’.