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Wordsworth Museum

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Address: Grasmere, England
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Description: Attached to Dove Cottage, this well-respected museum contains a rich...
Attached to Dove Cottage, this well-respected museum contains a rich collection of Wordsworth’s literary works, as well as a collection of early watercolor paintings of the Lake District.
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My wife was totally engrossed

After visiting Dove Cottage, we went on to the nearby Museum. Very well displayed with more items in it than I had expected. A Museum I enjoyed - and I am not a "Poetry... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit, educational museum and good informative tour of the cottage, did not feel hurried which was nice. Shop though I thought was a tad expensive so opted out of gift buying.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

After visiting Dove Cottage, we went on to the nearby Museum. Very well displayed with more items in it than I had expected. A Museum I enjoyed - and I am not a "Poetry buff". However, my wife was totally absorbed by the doumentation and detail - and I found it very difficult to prize her away from the Musum.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Very interesting, you don't have to like poets or poetry to enjoy this interesting Attraction.the site and surrounding are worth visiting alone

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Nice incorporation of Wordsworth's works into the exhibition, nice overview on his life in the Lakes as well, lots of exhibits, very informative, particularly like the quill and regent letter workshop. To make it a bit clearer, admission to the museum is actually included in that of Dove Cottage.

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Devon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Very comprehensive museum where time slips by so quickly. Plenty of interesting items and also loads of information regarding the life of this great poet. Would strongly recommend a visit.

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Winsford, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The house is interesting, but very small and not much to see. The 200 year anniversary of Waterloo exhibition promised much but delivered little. The cafe is frankly awful.

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The museum not only brings to life Wordsworth's life and his poems, but also the world in which he lived and the etiquette of the day. He had a very interesting life and how and where he wrote his poems is a testament to what got his creative juices going. The current Battle of Waterloo based exhibition was very interesting.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

If you are a Wordsworth fan yes... Else it may get a little boring to be here, however dove cottage tour and museum entry are paid for as one ticket :-) Dove cottage visit is however quite interesting

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We were struck by the quantity of original notes and diary records that remain. Reading them and reading about that they contained gave us a welcome depth not only for Wordsworth, but for his sister and wife as well.

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Cheshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I was very much looking forward to visiting Dove Cottage and enjoyed my visit although not quite as much as I had expected as it was over rather too quickly. The guide who gave us the history of the house was very knowledgable and gave us plenty of information about how the Wordsworth's lived. I was a little disappointed to... More 

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Address: Address: Grasmere, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grasmere

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