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Wordsworth Museum

Grasmere, England
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Ranked #8 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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Chennai
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193 reviews 193 reviews
74 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Well worth the time spent. It is part of the Dove Cottage ticket and gives great insight into Wordsworth and his contemporary poets.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Following an article published in The News and Star., promoting a "Weekend of Japanese Culture"!! My friend and I went along. Basically the £6.95 each entrance fee was appalling to see one room, no representation or what was advertised in the local press. The young female staff did not seem know what was going on either. The place was empty... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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506 reviews 506 reviews
350 attraction reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Next door to Dove Cottage this is a small museum - well worth visiting. This is really well done - testament to a great poet. Interesting history and background, you learn a lot about the man and his life.

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Moorpark, California
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308 reviews 308 reviews
176 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Absolutely wonderful museum and tribute to an incredible writer. You'll see lots of treasures and grow to love the writer as well as the man. Allow yourself plenty of time to read the descriptions at each exhibit. It also contains exhibits on his great friend Samuel Taylor Coleridge and even has a death mask of Keats. The docents are great.... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Interactive history and poetry, beautifully laid out, exhibitions of other travelling artists, poetry and art meet in this wonderful place where you can stop and think awhile

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

really enjoyed our visit here. Found it romantic especially the gardens and loved reading the letters

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
64 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Dove Cottage, the Museum and garden are so worth stopping to see. You have to pay yo park £1 for three hours and the entrance is through the shop which then leads to the museum and Dove Cottage. How wonderful to see so much artefacts relating to the family and all the wonderful letters. Wordsworth and family members are buried... More

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Seattle, Washington
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67 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you are visiting Grasmere village you must have planned a visit to Dove Cottage-residence of Wordsworth. While visiting the Cottage plan sufficient time for the adjoining Wordsworth Museum. Here you can see the handwritten works of Wordsworth .The Museum also has greatest collection of Wordsworths letters. There are interactive displays that help you to understand the thought inspiration and... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
22 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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