Opening hours

1 March – 31 October 2018 9.30am – 5.30pm.
Last admission to Dove Cottage is at 5pm.

1 November – 23 December 2018 10am – 4.30pm.
Last admission to Dove Cottage is at 4pm.

Dove Cottage is closed on Tuesdays during December.


Adult: £8.95 / Student: £7.25 / Child: free

National Art Pass: free.  Disabled adult: £7.95 (accompanying personal assistant free). £2 discount on Adult entry if you have travelled by bus (valid on presentation of ticket).

As part of the The National Lottery #ThanksToYou campaign we will be offering free entry to anyone with a National Lottery ticket from 3-9 December 2018. Please click here for more information.

A ticket includes admission to Dove Cottage, the Wordsworth Museum, special exhibitions and free family activities in school holidays.  A Museum-only ticket is also available for £7.95.


Pay-and-display car parking and cycle bars are available.  There are also limited parking spaces for coaches.  A shop and tea/coffee facilities are available on site.

There are large print guides available from the Museum.  Dove Cottage has partial access for disabled visitors: for more information please visit our access page.

Where we are

youthful Poets, who among these hills / Will be my second self when I am gone.
William Wordsworth, Michael -