Wordsworth Grasmere

The Wordsworth Trust

Reimagining the home and writing of William Wordsworth

Exhibition Design, Graphic Design, Interpretation

This interpretation-led, HLF funded project, sees the rethink of Wordsworth’s home through a series of different buildings and landscapes. Working closely with the wider team, we are creating an exciting experience that draws on stories of people, place and its unique collections.

Bringing out the stories of Dove Cottage and the writing that happened here, we are injecting the place with a sense of living history. We have envisaged a new multi-sensory journey through the site that brings poetry and people to life for a variety of audiences.

We are updating, modernising and restoring the existing spaces alongside new additions that will enrich the visitor’s journey through a range of interpretation tools. The experience will be a celebration of poetry in the very landscape the words were written and shows that Wordsworth’s writing still holds deep meaning today.

Dove Cottage is now open, and the Museum is due to open early next year.


The Wordsworth Trust


Grasmere, the Lake District, UK


Exhibition Design
Graphic Design

Gareth Gardner