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Wordsworth Museum

Dove Cottage A591, Grasmere LA22 9SH, England
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Worth a visit to see where Wordsworth lived when he was young .Obviously suffered from the death of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
johnpZ4299KQ
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exeter
Small museum but packed with info on Wordsworth and the local area

Although small it probably takes about an hour to do justice to all the exhibits. Combine with a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
selbysmith
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average9%
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  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Dove Cottage A591, Grasmere LA22 9SH, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit to see where Wordsworth lived when he was young .Obviously suffered from the death of his parents but came from a well off family who enabled him to complete his studies Writing world class poetry is a gift but you need to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although small it probably takes about an hour to do justice to all the exhibits. Combine with a visit to nearby Dove Cottage for the full Wordsworth experience.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was so interesting giving an insight into Wordsworth and his family and other poet friends of that era. Didn't get chance to see everything as the tour of the cottage was about to start and didn't get chance to go back. Ticket entitles you...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

This is a comprehensive museum of lakeland life. The Wordsworth element is upstairs. We could have spent longer as it was interesting

Thank Anne B
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

What a special little museum. Brings everything to life, including the smells. The staff and guides were very knowledgeable. We joined a tour Would recommend this as a place to visit

Thank Theresa L
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Well worth the ticket price, which includes a visit to Dove Cottage. The museum is packed with displays and information about the life of Wordsworth

Thank Doh S
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Lot's to see here. Located nextdoor to Dove Cottage. Your ticket for Dove Cottage will also provide admission to the museum.

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

This really is a 'must see' museum and we loved the tour of Dove Cottage as it really gave us a sense of the past. Thank goodness these places were not swamped by coach loads of tourists. When we visited it was midweek and we...More

Thank Christine C
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

What an awesome experience looking into William Wordsworths life. From a guided tour around his house, to sitting in his garden. Eleanor was a great tour very informative and happy to answer any questions we had. The views from Williams garden are amazing! The museum...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Who would not enjoy the Wordsworth museum? Lots of interesting information of Wordsworth’s life and writings but also interesting insight of his sister, Dorothy, and his friend Coleridge. Definitely worth a visit and the gardens are beautiful.

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