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Talk, Wed 14 Mar 2018, free entry

Dove Cottage

Dove Cottage



    If you have ever wondered what is inside the Jerwood Centre, or thought it would be nice to spend a little time with our Curator chatting about his work and looking at fascinating artefacts, now is your chance. This winter, we will be hosting a brand new series of evening gatherings where you can meet Jeff, see precious items from our collection that are not currently on display to the public, and share your interests with us.

    It may surprise you to know that as well as an incredible collection of rare books, the Jerwood Centre also holds thousands of paintings, a working antique printing press and hundreds of irreplaceable poetic manuscripts. These items give us a theme for each of the four sessions: books in October, pictures in November, prints in February, and manuscripts in March.
    These sessions will be informal, friendly get-togethers—everyone is very welcome to drop in. No prior knowledge is needed or expected.

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Wed 14 Mar 2018 19:30 to 21:00


    Free entry


    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access

    Full disabled access is available to the Wordsworth Museum. As Dove Cottage is an historic building, we have been unable to make provision for disabled access. However most wheelchairs will find the ground floor accessible and there is a virtual tour of the cottage available at the information point in the Wordsworth Museum.


    Town End,
    LA22 9SH


    By Bus: Hop on the regular 599 open top service from Bowness, Windermere and Ambleside. Sit back, relax and admire the stunning views across the Lakes. The 555 also runs regularly between Keswick, Grasmere, Windermere and Kendal. The bus stops just across the Road from Dove Cottage.

    By bike: There are cycle parking stands near the attraction's restaurant.

    On Foot: There is an easy and safe two-minute walking route from Grasmere to Dove Cottage along Stock Lane. There is also a lakeside path or the Coffin Trail Bridleway which links Grasmere to Rydal near Ambleside. Both are fairly easy-going routes with great views.

    By Car: Leave the M6 at jct 36, follow signs for Kendal, Windermere and Ambleside. Dove Cottage, the Wordsworth Museum and Art Gallery is located on the A591, the main Kendal to Keswick road through the Lake District, just South of the Grasmere mini roundabout.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Windermere station

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