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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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A little step back in time

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Cheshire
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Cheshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

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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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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53 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Situated close to Wordsworth home (Dove Cottage), this is worth a visit if you have an interest in his poetry and life in the late 19th century.

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Watford, UK
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85 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A museum with a lot of information on Wordsworth and his life in the Lake District. If you are a fan you will probably love this. There was also a special exhibit on life in the Lake District during World War I. We were going to go see Dove Cottage, which is included in the entrance fee, but the Cottage... More 

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Park City, Utah
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272 reviews 272 reviews
180 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

with a bunch of undergraduates on a bus tour. It was so moist the air was filled with an almost foreboding fog everywhere we went. Still this area was extraordinary. And the museum was especially a treat. One of our English professors quoted Wadsworth to us as we wandered through the interesting museum, and later when we viewed the rolling... More 

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Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Going to the Grasmere, England area of the Lake District was truly a highlight of my international travel. The Wordsworth Museum is incredible. The gardens are gorgeous. The house is interesting. Hiking from the museum to the town of Grasmere is peaceful and invigorating. They sell walking sticks around the area. Not a bad idea to grab one for the... More 

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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191 attraction reviews
319 helpful votes 319 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We enjoyed our time in this museum which was displaying not only the Wordsworth collection but also a special exhibition of the Japanese Poet Matsuo Basho. Like Wordsworth, Basho gained much inspiration from nature and walking in solitude in the natural environment. The two combined to give an inspiring insight into the writings and interpretations of both poets. We were... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you like your museums old-fashioned, uncared-for and dull as Lakeland ditch water, then this is just the place for you. It's also perfect if you love reading masses of text in very small fonts. And if you enjoy having any interest in the subject matter being sucked out of you like a Harry Potter Dementor, then your cup will... More 

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

if you are interested in the people and prepared to read the displays and seek out information you will learn a lot here about Wordsworth and his contemporaries. By modern standards this is not the most interactive of museums so of limited appeal to children.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This museum is a welcome addition at the site of Dove Cottage. The exhibits are interesting and there was even a new exhibition.

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Skelmersdale
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We loved everything about Dove Cottage. The tour was very interesting and the gardens were lovely. The guide was very knowledgeable about Mr Wordsworth and answered all my questions.

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