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Wordsworth Museum

Grasmere, England
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Ranked #9 of 15 attractions in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Traveler Description: The museum is beside Dove Cottage, which is where William Wordsworth, the poet who wrote, "I wandered lonely as a cloud" (Daffodil poem) lived while... more »
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
22 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

I was returning to the Wordsworth Museum after the lapse of a few years. It has grown impressively, being housed on two floors in a purpose built modern structure. The artefacts and writings are well displayed. The connections with Samuel Coleridge and Robert Southey are well explained. Overall very impressive. When we visited there was a special exhibition of the... More

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great little museum. Helpful and friendly staff. So much information. Well worth a visit and great value as you get to do the Dove Cottage tour too in the price.

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Wirral
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279 reviews 279 reviews
95 attraction reviews
1,071 helpful votes 1,071 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

If you come to the village of Grasmere then a visit here is a 'must see'. The staff are very pleasant. The amount of tourists from around the World is amazing

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

this was part of the price when you went around the cottage but again it was very intresting and we spent a long time in there looking at all the cabinets and reading all about the different things on how it all came about... it really was very intresting

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

It's is rare to see so many original documents relating to one family in one place. The museum has brought together many historic articles under one roof. Seeing Wordsworth own hand on documents really does bring the man and his family to life. We left with a much greater depth of understanding of the person and his writings.

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We were not too familiar with Wordsworth or a real fan but this tour and visit made it all very very interesting so we were very please to be shown around the house, grounds and museum. I would recommend this visit even if you are just interested in the history of the building and how they used to live in... More

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London England
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306 reviews 306 reviews
129 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

A well presented and complete museum of Wordsworth's life and times. Helpful and knowledgeable staff make this attraction well worth a visit.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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537 reviews 537 reviews
342 attraction reviews
269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Spring is a great time to visit this lovely village and you can see the glorious golden carpets of flowers that so inspired the great poet. But there is much to see and do throughout the year. This relatively new and well thought out museum offers a good insight into the life and times of Wordsworth and there is a... More

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

It's been a few years since I have been to Grassmere. but I loved it when I was there. We didn't tour the museum so much as share a bottle of wine at Wordsworth's grave and a had a snack of meat pie. A must to do in Grassmere, I think is to go Row a boat on the lake!... More

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London
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This museum is well put together and gives an insight into Wordsworth, his life, family and fellow poets of the era, as well as providing historical context. The audio extracts of poems and letters are moving and add to the over all excellence of the exhibit. Some of the exhibits need updating, and the audio extracts some times cut out,... More

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