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Wordsworth Museum

Dove Cottage A591, Grasmere LA22 9SH, England
+44 15394 35544
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Tour of the house well explained

Interesting tour of the house. you wonder how they all lived in this house! They had friends... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Mike S
Bristol, United Kingdom
charming look into the life of Wordsworth

I stopped here with a tour group. It was my first time in the Lake District, and I didn't really... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
Edward L
Clarksville, Tennessee
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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%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Dove Cottage A591, Grasmere LA22 9SH, England
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

Interesting tour of the house. you wonder how they all lived in this house! They had friends staying sometimes too! Museum is also worth a look around.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I stopped here with a tour group. It was my first time in the Lake District, and I didn't really know all that much about Wordsworth. We toured Dove Cottage (his home) and the nearby museum. Both were excellent. There's a great gift shop there...More

Thank Edward L
Reviewed 27 May 2017

An extraordinary collection of artefacts, publications and interesting memorabilia. Very popular with Japanese tour groups, try to get ahead.

Thank Ronnie S
Reviewed 10 May 2017

If it hadn't been for William Wordsworth, Grasmere wouldn't be famous. Again if you like the poet and have studied any of his works you'll like it.

Thank Vincent020
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Very interesting visit to the Wordsworth Museum and well worth the £17.90 paid for the two of us. We decided to go to the Lakes, and, in particular Grasmere when my friend came to me for a visit from New Zealand last week end. Every...More

Thank Christine R
Reviewed 11 April 2017

You learn so much more from the museum and together with Dove Cottage, you get a real insight to Wordsworth and how is must have been to live here. Again there are steps to get to the museum, but there is also a slope.

Thank HAAllred1970
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The museum is well laid out, depicting the life and times of William Wordsworth, his family and friends. Very informative with a good collection of artifacts from his life. However, I personaly are not a major fan of this type of museum, so could not...More

1  Thank alisdair t
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Even if you do not know anything about Wordsworth and the many poets who came to stay with him, this museum is a very interesting glimpse into another era.

Thank pend
Reviewed 14 March 2017

If you are into the Romantic poets this the place to visit. An insight into the world of Wordsworth and lovely paintings. Extracts from his writtings set the context for his love of rural life and the hardships which surrounded him in this area which...More

Thank denizebainbridge
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Well informative information given, make some time for a visit even if you don't no much about Wordsworth.

Thank lovetraveling79
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