Every year Heritage Open Days allows museums and arts organisations to open up parts of their sites that are not usually open to the public, and this year we are opening up our Jerwood Centre, our main archive and research facility. To mark 100 years since some women in Britain first got the vote, the theme this year for Heritage Open Days is ‘extraordinary women’.
Here at the Wordsworth Trust we have many truly incredible women that we celebrate, women who were not simply important because they were connected to Wordsworth, but were extraordinary in their own rights. We wish to explore their literary lives and legacies through free behind-the scenes tours of our Jerwood Centre, a special display, a series of films being shown in our lower rotunda, and hosting a special talk on the Saturday afternoon.
- Jerwood Centre tours will be at 11am, 2pm and 4pm from Thursday 6 – Sunday 9 September.
- The ‘Women Behind the Words’ will be available to view all day (10am-5pm) on all four days in the Lower Rotunda.
- Amy Hall is giving a short talk on Dorothy Wordsworth and her journal at 2.30pm on Saturday 8 September in the Reading Room.
Cost: free (if you wish to visit Dove Cottage or the Wordsworth Museum as part of your visit you will need to purchase a ticket from the Shop)Contact us to book