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Dove Cottage & Garden
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
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.
See the journal entry for the day when William and Dorothy saw the famous daffodils.
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.
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.
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.