Wordsworth Grasmere

Due to the coronavirus, museums and galleries across the country may be closed or you may have to book a timed ticket in order to visit. Please check their websites and social media channels for up to date information.

Wordsworth Grasmere Town End
LA22 9SH

  • Phone: 015394 35544

Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of Dove Cottage, the Grasmere home of poet William Wordsworth. Wander through the Garden-Orchard Wordsworth called ‘the loveliest spot that man hath ever found’. Uncover Wordsworth’s radical and creative life story in the Museum and enjoy breathtaking views of Grasmere Vale from the new Viewing Station. Parts of our site are opening throughout 2020 because of our redevelopment project. Check our website before you visit to see what will be open.

Further information

Opening Hours:

The reopening of Wordsworth Grasmere will be postponed until further notice, following the advice from Public Health England in relation to COVID-19.


Adult £12.00 | Young people (17 to 19 years), disabled, student card holders, YHA and those showing evidence of job seekers allowance or equivalent £8.50 | Children 6 -16 years £5.00 (5s and under free) 1 adult and children* £20.00 | 2 adults and children* £32.00 *This is a family party or equivalent, it does not include groups from schools, clubs or associations. Patrons and Friends: free National Art Pass: free


  • National Art Pass

Travel directions:

The car park for Wordsworth Grasmere is located on the A591, the main Kendal–Keswick road through the central Lake District.

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Facilities and services


  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Toilets
  • Picnic area
  • Bicycle park


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • Guided tours
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Community outreach programme/service
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Online shop
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • Public access available to collections information

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