From behind-the-scenes glimpses at our collection and all the hard work and care that goes into caring for it, to recordings of events or poetry readings, we are continually updating this page with new intriguing and entertaining videos.  Keep checking back to make sure that you are up to date with all the goings on here at the Wordsworth Trust!

Journeywoman: Walking in the Footsteps of Dorothy Wordsworth

On 7 October 1818, Dorothy Wordsworth became one of the very first women to climb Scafell Pike, England's tallest mountain. Her account of the day was the ...

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Top Hat Flies Over Edge: A Walk up Skiddaw

'Top Hat Flies Over Edge' A film by Kate Usher and Esther Edusi On the same day that Dorothy climbed Scafell Pike in 1818, a group of her friends made their ...

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Dove Cottage by Firelight

Recorded on a November afternoon in Dove Cottage, Grasmere.

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New items in the Wordsworth Trust's Collection

Our Curator Jeff talks through some of the latest items to be kindly donated to the Wordsworth Trust's collection. To explore our collection online, please visit: ...

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Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Bullet Journal

Have you heard of bullet journaling? One of today's most popular forms of journaling, a bullet journal can be anything from a planner to a diary to a sketchbook ...

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Wordsworth Trust Traineeships

We are now recruiting for our 2019 Traineeship programme. Watch this film to learn more about the Traineeship from Ella, one of our current Education Trainees, ...

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Dorothy Wordsworth's Scafell Pike Letter

Professor Paul Westover, from Brigham Young University, Utah, explores one of the surviving copies of Dorothy Wordsworth's Scafell Pike account, and shares ...

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Thomas Bewick Collection

Curator Jeff Cowton introduces us to a very special new acquisition for the Wordsworth Trust's collection. This collection came to the Trust through the generosity ...

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Dove Cottage Garden || Autumn

Take a stroll around Dove Cottage garden on a sunny autumn afternoon.

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William & Dorothy Wordsworth's Christmas Eve Letter || Wordsworth Letter Series

Assistant Curator Melissa explores the letter William and Dorothy Wordsworth wrote to their good friend, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, on Christmas Eve 1799, just 4 ...

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'Expostulation and Reply' & 'The Tables Turned' || William Wordsworth

Our Education Officer, Catherine Kay, explores William Wordsworth's poems 'Expostulation and Reply' and 'The Tables Turned.' If you are interested in learning ...

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This Girl Did: Dorothy Wordsworth & Women Mountaineers || First Look!

Our new exhibition, This Girl Did: Dorothy Wordsworth & Women Mountaineers, is open! Co-curator Dr Joanna Taylor takes her first look at the exhibition on its ...

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Women's Walks to Remember || Dorothy Wordsworth

'No need of motion, or of strength, Or even the breathing air; —I thought of Nature's loveliest scenes; And with Memory I was there.' Dorothy Wordsworth wrote ...

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Plane lands on Helvellyn! || Grasmere History Group

For this week's Friday film we are taking a break from Wordsworth... instead, we thought you might like to hear about the time an aeroplane plane landed on top ...

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'Michael' || William Wordsworth

Our Education Officer, Catherine Kay, explores William Wordsworth's poem 'Michael', first published in the 1800 edition of 'Lyrical Ballads'. If you are interested ...

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Poetry & Paint || A Community Outreach Exhibition

What can we do with poetry and paint? This question was the basis for a series of experimental workshops led by Susan Allen, the Wordsworth Trust's ...

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Dove Cottage Young Poets

Flo tells us about her journey as a Dove Cottage Young Poet. Are you between 12 and 21 years old? Enjoy creative writing? Want to join a free new poetry ...

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John Wordsworth's Death || Wordsworth Letter Series

Assistant Curator Melissa explores a letter written by William Wordsworth on 11 February 1805, in response to hearing news of his beloved brother's death.

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Boat Stealing || William Wordsworth's 'Prelude'

Our Education Officer, Catherine Kay, explores the 'boat stealing' episode from William Wordsworth's poem 'The Prelude'. If you are interested in learning more ...

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Explore Thomas Bewick's Manuscripts Online

You can now explore the manuscript archive of acclaimed 18th century natural history author and engraver Thomas Bewick online! Use this link to access our ...

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Preparing a Loan || Four Lowther letters go on loan to the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry

Have you ever wondered what happens when something is loaned from a museum? In this video we follow the journey of four letters that recently went on loan ...

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The Female Romantics || Women behind the Words

Two of our young volunteers, Maggie and Holly, tell us about some lesser known female Romantic writers, and explore the lessons we can learn from them ...

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Archive and Library Tour || Dove Cottage, Grasmere

On 8 June 2018, we broadcast our first ever tour of our archive and library, the Jerwood Centre, via Facebook live stream! Assistant Curator Melissa shows us ...

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'The Tables Turned' by William Wordsworth

'The Tables Turned' by William Wordsworth, was first published in his 1798 collection of poems Lyrical Ballads. This film features footage from Dove Cottage, ...

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'Lines Written in Early Spring' by William Wordsworth

'Lines Written in Early Spring' was composed in 1798, and published the same year in Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge's collection of poetry, Lyrical ...

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In Search of Mary Shelley || Fiona Sampson

Award winning writer and poet, Fiona Sampson MBE, tells us all about her new book 'In Search of Mary Shelley', and corresponding exhibition at the ...

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William Wordsworth's daffodils poem (I wandered lonely as a cloud)

This video tells the story of how William Wordsworth's poem 'I wandered lonely as a Cloud' was composed. The most famous poem in the English language was ...

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Mary Shelley and Frankenstein || Exhibition Behind the Scenes

Follow our curators as they install our latest exhibition 'In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein' over five days. This exhibition has be ...

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Meet the Team at Dove Cottage, Grasmere

Find out what we do and why we like working here at the Wordsworth Trust!

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Women's Lives Through Letters || Dove Cottage Talk

Assistant Curator Melissa discusses what we can learn about the lives of women through their letters by the fireside in Dove Cottage. Part of the 'Women behind ...

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Mary Wordsworth || Women behind the Words

Kay Adkins, one of our archive volunteers, tells us about her research into the life of Mary Wordsworth, and what she has learned from studying Mary's original ...

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Wordsworth Exhibition Preparation || Women behind the Words

Assistant Curator Melissa prepares for our upcoming 'Women behind the Words' exhibition by taking out some special manuscripts from the archives here in the ...

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Visit Dove Cottage

Some beautiful, aerial shots of Dove Cottage, as well as key information for visitors.

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Cleaning Dorothy Wordsworth's Cushion

Our Collections Trainees Katherine Robson and Poppy Garett explain how we use a special Museum Vac to clean delicate artefacts during our annual Dove ...

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