Fine Georgian town house, the birthplace and childhood home of William Wordsworth
Wordsworth House provides an opportunity to experience something of the Wordsworths' life in 1770s Cockermouth. Following painstaking research the house has recently been transformed using historic and reproduction items to give a picture of the home in which young William and his sister Dorothy grew up. Visitors are welcome to touch and use items in the 'working rooms' of the house including the fascinating Georgian kitchen. As in any home, there are different activities going on in the house each day and sometimes special events. Costumed interpreters provide an insight into the daily life of the family and their servants. Visitors can enjoy the rare example of a northern Georgian townhouse garden and the Terrace walk where William and Dorothy loved to play. The visitor reception area and the discovery room, with its interactive touchscreens and written material, provide a chance for the whole family to find out more about the house and the early life and inspiration of one of the greatest poets in the English language
Name and credits for images of Cockermouth:Wordsworth House
Description of image - A view of the Back of Wordsworth House and garden, where William and Dorothy Wordsworth used to play, now restored to formal 18th century appearance.
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Credit for photograph: Magnus Rew
Copyright: ©NTPL/Magnus Rew
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