Wordsworth House and Garden

Step back in time to the 1770s and experience William Wordsworth’s childhood home. Whether you meet the maid-of-all-work or a knowledgeable 21st-century guide, you’re guaranteed a warm welcome.

Explore the working 18th-century kitchen and other hands-on rooms at your own pace, or take a guided or audio tour – or join a talk – to find out more about the happiness and heartache that shaped the original wild child. Discover the weird and wonderful details of Georgian life, from what the Wordsworth family ate to how often they washed.

There are replica costumes to dress up in, reproduction toys to play with, daily children’s trails and holiday activities – and the household’s ghosts are waiting in the cellar! Visit the evocative This Land is Our Land exhibition focussing on our relationship with the fragile landscapes that surround us. Relax in the award-winning garden and enjoy a free cuppa and a homemade scone in the cosy refreshment, then browse for souvenirs in the gift shop.

Charges: Adult with gift aid £9.20 (standard: £8.30), child £4.60 (£4.15), family £23 (£20.75), National Trust members free
Open: 9 March to 3 November, Saturday to Thursday, 11am – 5pm, last entry 4pm

Location

Wordsworth House and Garden is on Main Street, Cockermouth. We’re in the centre of town, so there’s no parking on site. The nearest public car park is 300 metres away across the River Derwent at Wakefield Road (Sat Nav CA13 0HR). Follow the signs for long-stay/coach parking, and it’s an easy walk back to the house across the footbridge.

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Step back in time to the 1770s and experience William Wordsworth’s childhood home. Whether you meet the maid-of-all-work or a knowledgeable 21st-century guide, you’re guaranteed a warm welcome.

Explore the working 18th-century kitchen and other hands-on rooms at your own pace, or take a guided or audio tour – or join a talk – to find out more about the happiness and heartache that shaped the original wild child. Discover the weird and wonderful details of Georgian life, from what the Wordsworth family ate to how often they washed.

There are replica costumes to dress up in, reproduction toys to play with, daily children’s trails and holiday activities – and the household’s ghosts are waiting in the cellar! Visit the evocative This Land is Our Land exhibition focussing on our relationship with the fragile landscapes that surround us. Relax in the award-winning garden and enjoy a free cuppa and a homemade scone in the cosy refreshment, then browse for souvenirs in the gift shop.

Charges: Adult with gift aid £9.20 (standard: £8.30), child £4.60 (£4.15), family £23 (£20.75), National Trust members free
Open: 9 March to 3 November, Saturday to Thursday, 11am – 5pm, last entry 4pm

Location

Wordsworth House and Garden is on Main Street, Cockermouth. We’re in the centre of town, so there’s no parking on site. The nearest public car park is 300 metres away across the River Derwent at Wakefield Road (Sat Nav CA13 0HR). Follow the signs for long-stay/coach parking, and it’s an easy walk back to the house across the footbridge.

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