A visit to the Lake Distrcit isn't complete without seeing Wordsworth's home

Groups of all sizes are more than welcome

If you book multiple groups throughout the year we can offer further incentives

A guided tour for your group helps to bring Dove Cottage alive

Groups with a particular interest are always welcome at Dove Cottage

We offer a range of special, private and evening visits, to suit your customers

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Pre-booked groups are a priority, so you can be sure that a guide will be available for your Dove Cottage tour at the appointed time. The rooms in the cottage are small, so to ensure that everyone enjoys the experience we limit the numbers on each tour to 15.

But don't worry, we can set off a second group of 15 just five minutes after the first. If you have a larger group, we won't keep some of them waiting around. Some can take in the museum and special exhibition or browse in the shop. We can even arrange for some to have some refreshments while the rest take the cottage tour.

Please contact us here with any queries. 

You can view our published information for group organisers and tour operators here.

Special group prices and free organiser places are available for pre-booked groups of 10 or more.

What's on

In the Footsteps of Wordsworth

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Walks 26
Sep 2017

Pop-up Poetry Cafe

The Foyle Room, opposite Dove Cottage
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Family activities 28
Sep 2017

Further readings in The Prelude 1805

Jerwood Centre
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Talks 04
Oct 2017

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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Wordsworth's tea caddy

Tea was so precious that it was kept in a locked box like this one and Dorothy Wordsworth wrote that it was used at least twice. See if you can find it on your visit.

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