Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum

Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum
Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum
Townend, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SH
  • Telephone 01539 435544
  • Opening times Mar–Oct daily 9.30am–5pm; Nov–Feb 9.30am–4.30pm.
  • Seasonal times Closed 24–26 Dec & 5 Jan–3 Feb.
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You don’t have to be a fan of Wordsworth’s poetry to enjoy your visit to Dove Cottage & The Wordsworth Museum. The house and its contents are very much as it was when William left in 1808 and Dove Cottage and the museum beside it is the only place in the world where his personal belongings can be seen.

An entertaining guided tour gives a vivid impression of what life was like, the famous people who visited and what they got up to. The Wordsworth Gallery in the Museum tells the story of his remarkable life, his tragic childhood, his travels through the French revolution, his radical ideas which seem so relevant today, how he changed literature forever and how his life changed to political conservatism and public service.

Special exhibitions change up to three time a year and cover art, travel, lives of famous people and social history.

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In Search Of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein

2018 marks the bicentenary of the publication of Frankenstein, the literary masterpiece that today is world famous as source of two of our most enduring archetypes, the obsessive scientist and the almost-human he creates. Lesser known, perhaps, is the story of the teenager who wrote it. Mary Shelly was only 18 when…

Sat 21 Jul

£7.50–£8.85 / 01539 435544

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Sun 22 Jul

£7.50–£8.85 / 01539 435544

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Mon 23 Jul

£7.50–£8.85 / 01539 435544

  • 09:30 – 17:30
…and 35 more dates until 27 Aug

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