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!

An Afternoon with Dorothy Wordsworth

Dorothy Wordsworth is best known for the journal that she wrote in Grasmere, but many are unaware of the details of her life beyond it: her life as a remarkable ...

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Tuesday Treasures: Keats' Sonnet to Wordsworth

This letter was written by Benjamin Robert Haydon in December 1816, and contains the very beginnings of the relationship between William Wordsworth and ...

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'Home at Grasmere' extract by William Wordsworth

Hannah Britton reads an extract from 'Home at Grasmere' by William Wordsworth. For more information about the Wordsworth Trust, please visit our website: ...

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Tuesday Treasures: Benjamin Robert Haydon's Sketch

In this week's #TuesdayTreasure, intern Maddie shares the story behind Benjamin Robert Haydon's preliminary sketch for his great work 'Christ's Entry into ...

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Nick Makoha on William Wordsworth // New Perspectives

'Rarely do we ever get to really talk to ourselves. But poetry allows you to do that. Where do you really get to reflect? When does the self say: and what is going ...

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Tuesday Treasures: 'The Gardeners Kalendar'

This week's #TuesdayTreasure is Philip Miller's 1754 'The Gardeners Kalendar', and is brought to you by Ellie, Education Trainee.

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Dorothy Wordsworth, 'A Small House in Grasmere'

In June 1808 Dorothy Wordsworth left her beloved home - Dove Cottage. How did she feel? These are words, thoughts and memories taken from her letters and ...

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Tuesday Treasures: Writing Box from Queen Victoria

This week's #TuesdayTreasure is brought to you by Abby, one of our Collections Trainees. This writing box was given to William Wordsworth's niece, Emmeline ...

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Reimagining Wordsworth

Let us talk you through our plans for Reimagining Wordsworth.

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Tuesday Treasures: Branwell Brontë's Letter to Wordsworth

Collections Trainee Esther tells us about Branwell Brontë's letter to William Wordsworth.

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How to Make Pace Eggs

Education Trainees, Hannah and Ellie, show you how to make your own Pace Eggs this Easter.

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'Kingdom of Gravity' by Nick Makoha

Nick Makoha, our April 2019 Poet in Residence, recites his poem 'Kingdom of Gravity'.

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Reimagining 'Resolution and Independence' by William Wordsworth

See how Wordsworth's poem, 'Resolution and Independence', is reimagined and performed using Makaton signing. This is part of a wider project, 'What Would ...

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'A Farewell' by William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth wrote 'A Farewell' in 1802, just before he was about to leave Dove Cottage for a few months with his sister Dorothy. In this poem ...

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Library Tour // Wordsworth Trust

Want to know what's on our shelves in the Reading Room? Then look no further...

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'I wandered lonely as a Cloud' (Daffodils) by William Wordsworth

It's springtime in Grasmere and the daffodils are out in Dove Cottage garden. Filmed in March 2019.

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What Would They Think?

What Would They Think: a film made by members of Allerdale COSC Day Centre and the Wordsworth Trust. Members of COSC, which provides a wide range of ...

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Celebrating the Life and Work of Iain Bain

Iain Bain will be best remembered as a world authority on 19th-century engraver Thomas Bewick. He built up an incredible collection of manuscripts, papers, ...

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Katie's Guide to Grasmere

Take a tour of Grasmere with February poet in residence Katie Hale as she shows us a few of her favourite places. Thank you to all of the organisations who ...

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Dr Anna Mercer on Keats & Shelley

Dr Anna Mercer, from Keats House Museum in London, explores some of our Keats and Shelley holdings here in the Jerwood Centre Reading Room, including ...

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Book Box Making

Our Trainees and Interns have been learning how to make protective boxes for some of the more fragile books in the Jerwood Centre library. Here's a how-to ...

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Packing Loans for the National Portrait Gallery

Our grateful thanks go to the National Portrait Gallery for making it possible to display these magnificent artworks in the Wordsworth Museum for the last 30 years ...

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Dove Cottage Garden // A Winter's Day

Filmed on 23 January 2019.

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Dove Cottage: Curator's Highlights

Our Curator, Jeff Cowton, talks about some highlights that can be found inside Dove Cottage, William Wordsworth's former home.

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Wordsworth Trust Rewind 2018

Thank you for watching our films throughout 2018, and we look forward to seeing you next year! 0:00 - Mary Shelley & Frankenstein: Exhibition Behind the ...

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Thomas De Quincey || Stories from the Collection

Our Curator Jeff explores the editorial journey of Thomas De Quincey's 'Confessions of an English-Opium Eater' - an enquiry sparked by the recent Romantic ...

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Dorothy Wordsworth, Mountaineering Pioneer

This talk by Dr Joanna Taylor was streamed live from the Jerwood Centre at Dove Cottage on 1 September 2018 to celebrate the opening of our 'This Girl Did' ...

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Women in the Mountains 1787-1829

Dorothy Wordsworth described her friend Miss Barker, with whom she ascended Scafell Pike in 1818, as 'an active Climber of the hills'. Miss Barker was one of ...

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Being Dorothy Wordsworth || Alex Jakob-Whitworth

Alex Jakob-Whitworth talks about 'Being Dorothy' as part of our 'This Girl Did' project. Filmed at the Kendal Mountain Festival premier of our film 'Journeywoman: ...

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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. This, to our knowledge, is 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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