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  • National Trust
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Historic House, £3.50-£8.40

Wordsworth House

Wordsworth House

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Step back in time to the 1770s and experience William and Dorothy Wordsworth’s childhood home. Whether you meet the maid-of-all-work or a knowledgeable 21st-century guide, you’re guaranteed a warm welcome.

Explore the working 18th-century kitchen and other hands-on rooms at your own pace, or take a guided or audio tour – or join a talk – to find out more about the happiness and heartache that shaped the original wild children. Discover the weird and wonderful details of Georgian life, from what the Wordsworth family ate to how often they washed.

There are replica costumes to dress up in, reproduction toys to play with, daily children’s trails and holiday activities – and the household’s ghosts are waiting in the cellar! Visit the latest exhibition, relax in the award-winning garden and enjoy a light lunch or cream tea in the cosy café, then browse for souvenirs in the gift shop.

Opening details

Last admission 16:00.

Prices

Adult gift aid entry: £8.40, Child gift aid entry: £4.20, Family gift aid entry: £21, Group rate: £6.50.

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

The ground floor of the house plus the cafe, garden and shop are wheelchair accessible – the house and cafe via a lift. There is no wheelchair access to the upper floor of the house or the cellar.

Contact

Wordswoth House & Garden

01900 824805

Address

Main Street,
Cockermouth,
Cumbria,
CA13 9RX

Location

Directions

Plan route to Wordsworth House and Garden using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 118307  Lat: 54.66364 Long: -3.36889

Take right exit at roundabout on A66 travelling west. Turn left at first set of traffic lights. Wordsworth House is at bottom of the hill across the mini roundabout.

No parking on site. Use town centre car parks. Long stay car park, not National Trust, 300yds away on Wakefield Road. Walk back over bridge to house.

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Maryport station

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesHigh chairs for children

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