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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

Exhibition: Wordsworth, War & Waterloo

The Wordsworth Museum
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Exhibition 16
Mar 2015
Nov 2015

Wordsworth Online: Wordsworth, Nature Writing, and the Invention of National Parks

Jerwood Centre
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Talks 28
Apr 2015

Tales for Tots

The Foyle Room, opposite Dove Cottage
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Family activities 29
Apr 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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