ARCHITECT AND INTERPRETATION PLANNER APPOINTED (6 December 2016).  With the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Wordsworth Trust has made two major appointments to help take forward its 'Reimagining Wordsworth' project.  The architect is conservation and heritage expert Purcell, led by Robert Chambers, Partner, and the interpretation plannaer and designer is Nissen Richards Studio.  Read more...

WORDSWORTH COUNTRY MAKES A COMEBACK (18 September 2016).  The Wordsworth Trust's new online guide to Wordsworth landmarks in the Lake District has been publicised by The Guardian.  Read more...

ANNUAL REVIEW PUBLISHED (11 July 2016).  The Wordsworth Trust's latest annual review has just been published.  The annual review covers highlights of the Wordsworth Trust's work in 2015, including recent exhibitions, poems by some of the people who have benefited from the Wordsworth Trust's activities, and new additions to the library and fine art collection.  It also explains how the Wordsworth Trust achieves its charitable purposes, shows how it spends its money, maps its presence across Cumbria, and summarises its plans for 2016 and beyond.  Read more...

RESIDENCIES FOR POETS (27 June 2016). Poets under the age of 35 are being offered one-month residencies at the Wordsworth Trust between November 2016 and March 2017. The residencies are funded by Arts Council England through the Clarissa Luard Award programme. They will provide exceptional poets with an opportunity to respond creatively to the Wordsworth Trust's collection and to contribute to its new HLF-funded project, 'Reimagining Wordsworth'.  Read more...

WORDSWORTH COUNTRY (7 March 2016).  The Wordsworth Trust's new exhibition has just opened in the Wordsworth Museum.  Wordsworth Country explores the ways in which Wordsworth's words began to draw people to the landscape that inspired them, and shows how the Lake District became so inextricably linked with its most famous figure.

WORDSWORTH TRUST IS AWARDED £5 MILLION GRANT (3 February 2016).  The Wordsworth Trust's application to the Heritage Lottery Fund application has been successful. Thank you to National Lottery players everywhere!  Read more...

LORD PARKINSON (26 January 2016).  We are extremely saddened by the news that Lord Parkinson, a Fellow of the Wordsworth Trust, has died.  Lord Parkinson served as Trustee and Treasurer for many years; he also spearheaded two major fundraising campaigns in the 1990s and early 2000s, and he remained a committed supporter of the Wordsworth Trust’s work right up to his death.  Our thoughts are with Lady Parkinson and the rest of his family.

DOVE COTTAGE FEATURED IN 'COUNTRY LIFE' (11 January 2016).  Travel writers for 'Country Life' magazine have included Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum in a list of five 'things to do' in the Lake District.  Read more...

STORM DESMOND (5 December 2015).  The Wordsworth Trust is pleased to confirm that Dove Cottage, the Museum and the collection have been left unscathed by the recent floods in Cumbria, and it is grateful for all the messages of concern.  Its thoughts are with those that have been affected.

EXCURSION TO WORDSWORTHSHIRE (30 November 2015).  The Wordsworth Trust's newest publication, Excursion To Wordsworthshire, went on sale today.  The publication reproduces an illustrated journal kept by a Victorian family while on holiday in 'Wordsworthshire' in 1844, which the Wordsworth Trust acquired in 2014.  It also contains a transcript of the journal’s text and a commentary by art historian Cecilia Powell.  Read more...

GRASMERE WELCOMES CHRISTMAS (26 November 2015).  Late-night opening at the Wordsworth Shop and staff in period costume are just two of the Wordsworth Trust's contributions to a village-wide event to promote Grasmere in the run-up to Christmas this weekend.  Other activities across the village include carol singing, clog dancing, open-air brass band performances and storytelling.

NEW EXHIBITION IN THE WORDSWORTH MUSEUM (14 November 2015).  The Wordsworth Trust opened its new exhibition, Shepherds to Charabancs, today.  The exhibition explores Grasmere's transformation from remote agricultural community to celebrated tourism destination during the 19th century.  It tells the stories of a blacksmith, a carpenter, a taxi driver and other residents whose lives have been revealed by volunteer members of the Grasmere History Group.  Read more...

MUSEUM OF THE YEAR FINALIST (13 November 2015).  The Wordsworth Trust was one of five finalists for 'Museum of the Year' in the 2015 Cumbria Life Culture Awards.  The awards were presented in Keswick on 12 November.  The winner was Keswick Museum, and the other finalists were Tullie House (Carlisle), Senhouse Roman Museum (Maryport) and Cumbria's Museum of Military Life (Carlisle).

ACROSS THE IRISH SEA (1 November 2015).  The Wordsworth Trust is at Queen's University, Belfast today, promoting its courses to students.  The visit is an outcome of its involvement in the Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership.  Other partners include Newcastle University, Durham University, BBC Northern Ireland and the National Media Museum in Bradford.