Dove Cottage, Wordsworth Museum & Art Gallery
Dove Cottage, Wordsworth Museum & Art Gallery Summary
- Address: Grasmere, LA22 9SH (Map)
- Tel: +44 (0)1539 435544
- Fax: +44 (0)1539 435748
- Owner: The Wordsworth Trust
- Administrator: The Wordsworth Trust
- E-mail: Click here to contact
Dove Cottage, Wordsworth Museum & Art Gallery Description
In 1799 William Wordsworth went on a walking tour of the Lake District with his friend and fellow poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge. He fell in love with Grasmere and Dove Cottage and within a few months he had set up home here with his sister, Dorothy, to live the life of a poet.
While living in this inspirational setting, Wordsworth produced the most famous and best loved of his poems, which includes ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’ and where Dorothy wrote her famous ‘Grasmere Journals’.
You can take an informative and entertaining guided tour of Dove Cottage and hear about the Wordsworths’ daily life and their many famous visitors. You can visit the Wordsworth Museum and experience a changing programme of displays and exhibitions.
The collection includes over 90% of Wordsworth’s surviving manuscripts and a superb collection of rare books and art by over 4,000 writers and artists.
For more information about their many activities have a look at their Website.
Opening Times - 2011
- 1st March - 31st October: daily, 9.30 am - 5.30 pm (last admission 5 pm)
- 1st November - 28th February: daily, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm (last admission 4 pm)
- Closed: 4th - 29th January.
Admission Prices - 2011
- Adult - £7.50
- Child - £4.50
- Child (under 6 years) - Free
- Family (2+3) - £17.20
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Additional Info for Dove Cottage, Wordsworth Museum & Art Gallery
- Disabled Access
- Meals Available
- Car Parking
Credit Cards Accepted
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