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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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So much more than just a museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
nickpayne82
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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Winsford, England, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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WordsworthHouse, Public Relations Manager at Wordsworth Museum, responded to this review

Hi Stuart, I wonder if you meant to post a review about Dove Cottage in Grasmere. We don't have an exhibition space here in Cockermouth but I do believe the one in Grasmere is showing Wordsworth and Waterloo. More 

Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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161 reviews 161 reviews
48 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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304 reviews 304 reviews
80 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
53 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
85 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
108 helpful votes 108 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
13 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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238 attraction reviews
365 helpful votes 365 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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