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Wordsworth Museum

Address: Grasmere, England
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Ranked #9 of 15 things to do in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: Attached to Dove Cottage, this well-respected museum contains a rich collection of...
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Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: 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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Watford, UK
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112 reviews 112 reviews
85 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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175 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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188 attraction reviews
303 helpful votes 303 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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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 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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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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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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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great little museum with some very interesting links and exhibits. Gave an insight into the Romantic poets and there were lots of original sources which were fascinating

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

An excellent few hours spent at the house where Wordsworth began his journey with writing. We paid just over £8 for a tour round the house and garden, our guide was very good and took us around every room telling us about the history giving us a picture of how they lived in those days. The museum is part of... More 

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