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Fun and learning for all the family

Gifts inspired by Wordsworth

Christmas Card - Grasmere by W T Longmire

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You can enjoy lots of family friendly ways to explore Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum.

  • Discover Wordsworth’s inspirational home with your family.
  • Tour the cottage with  our family-friendly guides,
  • Journey through the past with an Explorer Suitcase,
  • Get stuck in to hands-on learning in our new Family Activity Room.

All free with admission.

Have fun and learn with our family events. Click here to browse our events. 

We are now a Learning Destination as part of the Children’s University too – come and add a stamp to your passport!

What's on

Grasmere and the Great War

The Wordsworth Museum
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Exhibition 15
Nov 2014
Mar 2015

Literature Class Five: Shelley and Mary Shelley - Poetry and 'Frankenstein'

Jerwood Centre
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Poetry events 02
Mar 2015

STUDENT EVENT: How to Read Romantic Poetry: Blake, Wordsworth and Shelley

Jerwood Centre
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Events for students 04
Mar 2015

Must-see when you visit

Dorothy's amazing journal

See the journal entry for the day when William and Dorothy saw the famous daffodils.

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The Jerwood Centre

The Jerwood Centre is where our collection is stored under controlled conditions and cared for. If you would like to be shown around please phone before you arrive to check that someone is available.

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Wordsworth's skates

Wordsworth enjoyed skating on the frozen lakes of the county in the depths of winter. Two very different pairs of his skates survive and can be seen during your visit.

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

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