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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A must-see attraction for all Lake District visitors – this traditional Lakeland cottage, in the heart of Britain’s newest World Heritage Site, was the place where William Wordsworth produced the most famous and best-loved of his poems and his sister Dorothy wrote her fascinating Grasmere journals.

A standard group visit includes entry into Dove Cottage with an entertaining guided tour which gives a vivid impression of what day-to-day life would have been like for Wordsworth and his family; access into William’s and Dorothy’s delightful fell-side garden; admission to the museum where Wordsworth’s remarkable life story is told through an incredible collection of original letters, journals and poems; and entry to special exhibitions. We also offer additional extra options, which can be anything from a talk in our state-of-the-art Reading Room to a behind the scenes tour of Dove Cottage.. 

You can view our published information, which will provide you with information about our prices for next year, additional extras for groups, useful practical information and our terms and conditions for group visits here.

Please contact us here if you have any questions or would like to recieve additional information.

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

What's on

Further Readings in The Prelude 1805

Jerwood Centre
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Talks 29
Nov 2017

Wordsworth & Environmental Change

Dove Cottage & Garden
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Talks 05
Dec 2017

Wordsworth & Social Reform

Dove Cottage & Garden
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Talks 05
Dec 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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