Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum

William Wordsworth is Britain’s best-loved poet whose thoughts and writing about man, nature and society are so current they could have been written yesterday.

Discover Wordsworth’s amazing life by visiting Dove Cottage and exploring the riches of the Wordsworth Trust collection in the Museum.

Explore the traditional Lakeland cottage and home of the famous poet William Wordsworth and discover what life was like at the turn of the 19th Century. Dove Cottage was the first family home of Britain's greatest poet, William Wordsworth.

The Wordsworth Museum is next door to Dove Cottage and there you will discover the greatest collection of the Wordsworths’ letters, journals and poems in the world.


1 March – 1 November 2016

Open daily: 9.30am–5.30pm.
Last admission to Dove Cottage: 5.00pm.

Closed 24–26 December and for four weeks during January for conservation.

Please call 015394 35544 in advance to check your visit as these hours may be subject to change. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause.


Your ticket buys you:

•    A fascinating guided tour of Dove Cottage
•    Admission into the Wordsworth Museum
•    Admission into special exhibitions
•    Free family activities during school holidays

Prices for admissions purchased on arrival:

•    Adult: £8.25
•    Students: £7.25 (on production of valid student card)
•    Child: Free of charge
•    Patrons and Friends: free
•    National Art Pass: free


Wordsworth Trust
Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum
LA22 9SH

Tel: 015394 35544

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