Who we are
Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum are situated in Grasmere, Cumbria and are run by the Wordsworth Trust. Dove Cottage was the home of the poet William Wordsworth and his family and is the house where Wordsworth wrote his most famous poetry and where his sister, Dorothy, kept her Grasmere journal. The Wordsworth Museum holds the greatest collection of the Wordsworths’ letters, journals and poems in the world. There is a wide range of workshops for schools which look at both literary and historic themes. Literacy activities involve an exploration of the landscape, buildings and objects that inspired Wordsworth’s work; an examination of some of his writing, using manuscripts and facsimiles, drama and role play; and creative writing as well as speaking and listening. Students can also find out more about Wordsworth’s life and what life was like at the time. Workshops mainly relate to English, Literacy and History in the Curriculum and are suitable for Key Stages 1,2,3,4 as well as 6th form students.