The Wordsworth Trust is an independent charity. 

We depend upon donations of all sizes to look after Dove Cottage and our collection, to bring art and literature alive for thousands of people a year, and to go on making a positive difference to people’s lives.

Please consider supporting us in one of the ways described here, or by simply making a donation.

Become a Friend

By becoming a Friend, you will make your own personal contribution to the preservation and continuing development of one of the world’s most important literary sites.

Become a Patron

Our Patrons enjoy an especially close relationship with the Wordsworth Trust and their supports helps us in all sorts of ways.

Make a regular gift to the Collection Fund

We rely on donations of all sizes to ensure that our collection can be kept safe and secure at Dove Cottage – the very place where much of it was created.

The Catalyst Fund

Find out more about our newest fundraising initiative.

Support our current appeal

Find out more about our current needs.

Remember us in your will

Make a lasting contribution to the future of the Wordsworth Trust.

Visit our online shop

Every purchase supports our work.

For more information telephone Ellen Robinson, Individual Giving Officer: 015394 63520.

Contact us


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Dove Cottage, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SH
T:015394 35544

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