As it isn’t possible to display them all in the Museum, we decided to create this page, which we will frequently update with different treasures from our collection.

The objects could be anything from those relating to a special exhibition or anniversary, to items selected by a member of staff, so be sure to keep checking back!

First up, we have a few of our Assistant Curator Melissa’s favourite items.

Goslar letter

Dorothy Wordsworth’s Grasmere journal

Lyrical Ballads 1st edition - 1798

John White Abbott – Hill Cragg on Grasmere Lake, 12 July 1791

Dreams, books, are each a world; and books, we know, Are a substantial world, both pure and good: Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood, Our pastime and our happiness will grow.
'Personal Talk' by William Wordsworth -