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Dove Cottage & The Wordsworth Museum
Dove Cottage, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9SH
015394 35544


Come and see our fascinating exhibition for Summer 2015, Wordsworth, War & Waterloo. Discover what it was like in Britain during the Napoleonic Wars and how the final battle affected soldiers, civilians and poets. Weapons and uniforms are displayed alongside manuscripts and paintings. Family activities are built in to the exhibition.
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Love you all in this exibition but for me its impossible bcoz i am a poor fellow living within limits.
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Shortly to add to their William Wordsworth experience with a new pier at Aira Force, made famous by the poet in his poem, 'The Somnabulist'

Wild stream of Aira, hold thy course,
Nor fear memorial lays,
Where clouds that spread in solemn shade,
Are edged with golden rays!
Dear art thou to the light of heaven,
Though minister of sorrow;
Sweet is thy voice at pensive even.
And thou, in lovers' hearts forgiven,
Shalt take thy place with Yarrow!
The Pier House, Glenridding, Cumbria CA11 0US
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Dove Cottage is still much as it was when the Wordsworth family moved out in 1808. It was in this house that Wordsworth wrote his best-known and most loved poetry including “I wandered lonely as a cloud” (the daffodils poem) and his great, epic work, “The Prelude”. Here and in the Wordsworth Museum next door are the only places in the world where his possessions and manuscripts are displayed together.

An entertaining guided tour of Dove Cottage gives a vivid impression of life here, the people who visited and their exploits.

The Wordsworth Museum tells Wordsworth’s remarkable life story, his tragic childhood, his travels through the French revolution, his radical ideas which are so relevant today and how he changed literature forever.

Special exhibitions change three times a year and cover art, travel, lives of famous people and social history.
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015394 35544
Dove Cottage, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9SH
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