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Wordsworth Museum

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Address: , Grasmere LA22 9SH, England
Phone Number: 441539435544
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Attached to Dove Cottage, The Wordsworth Museum lets visitors discover...
Attached to Dove Cottage, The Wordsworth Museum lets visitors discover Wordsworth's amazing life and what inspired and influenced him. Orphaned as a child, he attended Cambridge University then went on a walking trip across Europe during the French Revolution. He returned to England, determined to change English literature by writing in language that everyone could understand and about subjects that would outrage the establishment. Displays include pictures, letters, personal possessions and original manuscripts, written in his own hand, showing how he amended and re-wrote his work, striving for the perfect expression of his ideas - which still are relevant today.
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Visited the museum after the tour of Dove cottage, so much to see. Didn't manage to see it all so will need to have a second visit. Well set out and learning items for the kids as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Visited the museum after the tour of Dove cottage, so much to see. Didn't manage to see it all so will need to have a second visit. Well set out and learning items for the kids as well. Well worth a visit.

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wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We visiting Wordsworth cottage and museum and found it a fascinating experience. Having to wait at the cottage door added to the event. The cottage is small but the guide gave a short and informative tour. The accompanying museum is excellent giving a superb insight into Wordsworth life and times. I would highly recommend a visit and not just because... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Illuminating and well curated - the staff are incredibly friendly, too. Seeing wordsworth's cottage just around the corner is also worth while.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Entrance is included in the price for entrance to the house so you may as well go in if you have the time.

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Princeton, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The cottage and the surrounding areas have been very well preserved. , If you are a fan of his work its full worth the tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Cottage tour and museum - the tour brought the place to life and the kids (12, 11, 7) loved it and could just imagine the family living there. the museum was broader ranging but still excellent and the activities for the kids got them scouring the place looking for the key objects. Dressing up was a winner.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A nice and informative tour showing artifacts of the famous poet, nice portraits plus Waterloo museum

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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