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Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere, Cumbria

Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum
Grasmere
Cumbria

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Dove Cottage in Grasmere was William Wordsworth's home in Grasmere, where he lived 1799 - 1808 and wrote all his best poetry. The house is open to the public, with guided tours providing an insight into how Wordsworth and his family lived and their famous visitors.

The Trust also owns and runs The Wordsworth Museum, The Jerwood Centre and a facility for schools and children's activities funded by The Foyle Foundation.

There is a programme every year of over 50 talks, seminars and readings of poetry which are designed to appeal to the widest possible audience.

The Trust has a collection of around sixty thousand items including pictures, rare books, original manuscripts, letters and diaries. It was described in The Spectator as "the finest literary museum in the world".

There is a permanent display in the Museum dedicated to the lives of the members of the Romantic movement and a social history of the area during the period. This is complemented by a programme of special exhibitions in a separate gallery, which has included Constable, Turner and most recently, "Savage Grandeur and Noblest Thoughts", an exhibition about how the Lake District was discovered by artists and writers 1750 - 1829. The emphasis is always on making the experience accessible and enjoyable, ensuring that exhibitions tell a story that is relevant to everyone.

Find out more at www.wordsworth.org.uk

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