Gifts inspired by Wordsworth
Excursion to Wordsworthshire
You don’t have to be a fan of Wordsworth’s poetry to be entertained and inspired by your visit.
The house, its contents and ambience are preserved almost as it was when William left in 1808. Visitors have been known to comment that it's almost as if he has just gone out and will be back shortly. An entertaining guided tour gives a vivid narrative of what life was like in Dove Cottage back then, the famous people who visited and what they got up to!
Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum is the only place in the world where his personal belongings and handwritten documents can be seen in the place that inspired his greatest work.
The Museum tells the story of William's tragic childhood, his travels through the French revolution and his radical ideas, how he changed literature forever and how, after he left Dove Cottage, he lost his inspiration and fell out with his passionate, radical friends.
The current special exhibition (included in admission) is Wordsworth, War & Waterloo.
Family activities are available year-round.