2019 Opening Information

Our National Lottery Heritage Fund-supported redevelopment project, Reimagining Wordsworth, will be taking place throughout 2019. As a result there are some changes to what will be available when you visit this year.

The museum will be closed for the whole of 2019.

Dove Cottage will be open from 26 August 2019 to 3 November 2019. It will then close again until Spring 2020. When Dove Cottage is open, you will be able to experience Dove Cottage Uncovered.

After 3 November the Wordsworth Trust shop will be open to visitors, but there will be no Dove Cottage Uncovered or Discover Wordsworth talks. This is to allow us to complete the final stages of Reimagining Wordsworth in time to celebrate William Wordsworth’s 250th birthday in April 2020.

Dove Cottage Uncovered

There may be times when Dove Cottage Uncovered is unavailable. This could be due to pre-booked visits, events, or circumstances beyond our control. We will ensure that we share information about these occasions as soon as we are able to; however it may be that this is with very short notice. Please check our planned closures page or call us (015394 35544) the morning before you visit to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information.

Opening hours

11 February – 28 February 2019 (shop only) 10.00am-4.00pm

1 March – 3 November 2019 9.30am-5.00pm (when the cottage is open the shop will close at 5.30pm)

3 November – 23 December 2019 (shop only) 10.00am-4.30pm

Please note: these opening times show when the shop is open, for information about what will be on offer (the Discover Wordsworth talk or Dove Cottage Uncovered), please see the above 2019 opening information.

There are some times when both the Discover Wordsworth talk and Dove Cottage Uncovered will be unavailable please click here to see a list of planned closures. We will update this regularly so please check back before you visit.


Dove Cottage Uncovered

Adult: £6.00 / Student: £5.00 / Child: free

National Art Pass: free. Disabled adult: £5.00 (accompanying personal assistant free). £1 discount on Adult entry if you have travelled by bus (valid on presentation of ticket).


Pay-and-display car parking and cycle bars are available.  There are also limited parking spaces for coaches. 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 -