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Address: Hawkshead, Ambleside, England
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Lovely little museum

Beautiful little museum dedicated to William Wordsworth who went to school here. Lots of relics and even a carving by the man himself. Very helpful curator.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Lake District
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Beautiful little museum dedicated to William Wordsworth who went to school here. Lots of relics and even a carving by the man himself. Very helpful curator.

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Solihull, UK
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Really interesting place to visit. The guide was really knowledgeable and really interesting. Well worth the £2.50 entrance!

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Stourbridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Lovely to see something like this - what must have been a very successful educational establishment in such a small village.Very well worth a visit

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Cheshire
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108 reviews 108 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I was captivated by this beautiful and historical little school. The gentleman who is the guide had so many interesting anecdotes and lovely stories of its days as a school. It still retains all the atmosphere .Highly interesting and very informative. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. It really made our stay in Hawkshead more special.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I have to admit I have been to Hawkshead many times and have always walked past this gem. I mean who wants to go in and see and old school, I had enough of that 40 years ago and quite frankly as a resident of the Lake District there are only so much Wordsworth connections a man can take. I... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Well worth a visit, at £2.50 entrance fee it was probably the best spent £2.50 of the holiday. The school holds a lot of history including all the desk carvings. The guide was happy to answer any questions.

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Cambs, UK
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8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Loved the building and the history within - worth a visit as it has original school desks and other literature such as Elizabeth I signature. Plus of course the Wordsworth graffiti on the desk. Very atmospheric, and the guide knew lots of information. Easy to get to, parking close by, pubs close too!

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was a very interesting "museum" with quite a bit to see and experience. Well worth the time we spent visiting

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We stumbled on this place while visiting Hawkshead and what a find! The old school dates back to the time of Wordsworth in fact his desk with his name carved on it is still there. The exhibits are very interesting and there is an excellent guide who is a mine of fascinating information and is very happy to answer your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It's like walking back in time when you visit this school. The guide who was there when we visited shared very interesting stories with us about what it was like to attend school there. The exhibits are 'old school', but fun to peruse.

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