Art UK has updated its cookies policy. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. To find out more read our updated Use of Cookies policy and our updated Privacy policy.

National Trust, Wordsworth House
National Trust, Wordsworth House

Photo credit: National Trust Images/Nadia Mackenzie

Wordsworth House, Cockermouth, a townhouse of 1745, was acquired by public subscription as a permanent memorial to the poet in 1938. The property was his birthplace and childhood home, along with his sister Dorothy, until he was 13, when all the chattels from it were sold after his father’s death in 1784. The house has undergone a transformation in recent years, with the emphasis being put on the way in which the house was lived in by his father, John Wordsworth (1741–1783), and his mother, née Ann Cookson (1748–1778).

National Trust, Wordsworth House

Visit venue's website

National Trust, Wordsworth House is managed by National Trust

National Trust is an Art UK Founder Partner

National Trust, Wordsworth House

Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9RX England

01900 820884

Please remember to double-check the opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit