Poetry at the Wordsworth Trust

Grasmere has been a place that inspires creativity for centuries.

Gifts inspired by Wordsworth

CD : Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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The famous page that inspired Wordsworth's famous poem

Free poetry outdoors during the summer.

The ever popular Simon Armitage reads for us every year.

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One of the things that makes the Wordsworth Trust unique is that it is not only a shrine to the poetry of the past but it is still very much a centre for poetry in Cumbria.

Poetry is still written and celebrated here. 

Several of our staff, trainees and residents of the hamlet are poets who continue to create their own work, fuelled by the landscape that inspired Wordsworth and the atmosphere of Town End.

Our programme of events includes a wide range of poetry related events, from academic discussion of the Romantics to creative writing sessions for students of all ages.

Please check our programme and book in advance before you plan your trip.

Read reviews of our poetry readings in the Grasmere Poetry blog.


What's on

Exhibition: Wordsworth, War & Waterloo

The Wordsworth Museum
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Exhibition 16
Mar 2015
Nov 2015

The Stepping Westward Poetry Group: 'Poems' of 1807

Jerwood Centre
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Events for students 13
Oct 2015

The Wordsworths, Abolition and Black History: Campaigning Then, Campaigning Now

Jerwood Centre
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Events for students 20
Oct 2015

Must-see when you visit

Dorothy's amazing journal

See the journal entry for the day when William and Dorothy saw the famous daffodils.

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The Jerwood Centre

The Jerwood Centre is where our collection is stored under controlled conditions and cared for. If you would like to be shown around please phone before you arrive to check that someone is available.

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Wordsworth's skates

Wordsworth enjoyed skating on the frozen lakes of the county in the depths of winter. Two very different pairs of his skates survive and can be seen during your visit.

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