Wordsworth House and Garden

Museum: William Wordsworth's childhood home

Beautiful Romantic poet William Wordsworth was born in this lovely Georgian townhouse, in the Cumbrian town of Cockermouth, over 250 years ago. Presented as it would have been when he lived here with his parents, siblings and the family servants.
Wordsworth House and Garden offers an unforgettable chance for all ages to experience life in the 1770s. The house is peopled by friendly, knowledgeable guides, and in holiday times, the maid-of-all-work is cooking in the kitchen – and always keen to stop for a chat. There is real food on the dining table and a fire burning in the kitchen grate. There is a daily children’s trail, and down in the cellar, the household’s ghosts are waiting to tell their stories. The exhibition rooms house a changing programme of displays. In 2022 we have a special exhibition Scree, co-created with poet Lucy Burnett. In the downstairs discovery room, there is a permanent exhibition about William’s Lakeland legacy and his key role in the founding of the National Trust. Souvenirs and second-hand books are available in our visitor welcome area.

Address

Main Street
Cockermouth
CA13 9RX

Tel.

01900 824805

Email

wordsworthhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk

Wordsworth House and Garden

Museum: William Wordsworth's childhood home

Beautiful Romantic poet William Wordsworth was born in this lovely Georgian townhouse, in the Cumbrian town of Cockermouth, over 250 years ago. Presented as it would have been when he lived here with his parents, siblings and the family servants.
Wordsworth House and Garden offers an unforgettable chance for all ages to experience life in the 1770s. The house is peopled by friendly, knowledgeable guides, and in holiday times, the maid-of-all-work is cooking in the kitchen – and always keen to stop for a chat. There is real food on the dining table and a fire burning in the kitchen grate. There is a daily children’s trail, and down in the cellar, the household’s ghosts are waiting to tell their stories. The exhibition rooms house a changing programme of displays. In 2022 we have a special exhibition Scree, co-created with poet Lucy Burnett. In the downstairs discovery room, there is a permanent exhibition about William’s Lakeland legacy and his key role in the founding of the National Trust. Souvenirs and second-hand books are available in our visitor welcome area.

Address

Main Street
Cockermouth
CA13 9RX

Tel.

01900 824805