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Wordsworth Museum

172 reviews
About Wordsworth Museum
Attached to Dove Cottage, The Wordsworth Museum lets visitors discover Wordsworth's amazing life and what inspired and influenced him. Orphaned as a child, he attended Cambridge University then went on a walking trip across Europe during the French Revolution. He returned to England, determined to change English literature by writing in language that everyone could understand and about subjects that would outrage the establishment. Displays include pictures, letters, personal possessions and original manuscripts, written in his own hand, showing how he amended and re-wrote his work, striving for the perfect expression of his ideas - which still are relevant today.
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:30
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Grasmere, England
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Afternoon Half Day Tour of places important to William Wordsworth
US$76,04 per adult
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All reviews his life dove cottage well worth a visit reading everything quill pen spent nearly great insight hand written spent longer lake district few hours next door interesting facts his contemporaries his friends guided tour exhibits
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum details Wordsworth life & work in the Lake District. It also covers his close relationship with his sister Dorothy & poet ST Coleridge. You get to see his original poems, what he wore & use daily which is a reflection of his period...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RickFun35
Reviewed 17 December 2018

A nice little place, spread across two floors. There are lots of vintage books there to delight you. Plenty of souvenirs available to take home too. The staff here is nice and friendly. Also, this is where you buy your tickets to Dove Cottage. Parking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wordsncolors
Reviewed 21 November 2018

Called in here on our break in Grasmere, fantastic to see the mans life all here before you. Some great handwritten features, well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tony D
Reviewed 29 October 2018

The Wordsworth Museum is full of everything you may want to know about Wordsworth and his close family. Well presented and with more interactive opportunities than I expected. Thought-provoking too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lilyvictoria59
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Great museum all about the life, times, works of William Wordsworth and his closest friends and their poetry. See original handwritten poems, clothing and furniture of the period and get a great insight into the times in which Wordsworth lived and created his famous works....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ayfer O
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Enjoyed the journey through Wordsworth's life! The life-size figures at the beginning of the self-guided tour do not continue as you progress through the museum (thankfully!). Enjoyed trying to write with a quill pen!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank solot591
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The visit to Wordsworth cottage was very interesting and appears to be very much untouched from the time he and his family occupied the place. The volunteers know their subject giving an excellent insight into the history fo the family and the building.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gavinpriestley
Reviewed 29 August 2018

This was a great visit in conjunction with Dove Cottage. We had time to look around the museum before our guided tour in the cottage and then pop back to take in information again. Downstairs is a temporary exhibit space usually with a Lake District...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank UKHolbee
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Lovely museum with plenty of info about the man and his work, some beautiful paintings to admire, had a pleasant few hours here, ticket is valid for 12 months so keep your receipt if you want to go back.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank julieann1kitten
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

A great little experience even if not a fan of the poet, the guided tour of Dove cottage of real interest and fun. A must if in the area and worth a detour if not.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank georgeg624
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