Dress and live like a Georgian

25 Feb

WWH smiling visitor green dress

We reopen for the 2013 season on Saturday, March 9 and have a packed programme of activities and events for the whole family.

If you live in the CA13 area you can visit free of charge on our first weekend – just bring along proof of postcode, such as a utility bill.

Or join us any other day of the season. We’re open Saturday to Thursday – plus selected holiday Fridays – until November 3, and there are always lots of interesting things going on.

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Listen to a ten-minute talk about Georgian life, some spooky stories or a poetry reading by one of the costumed servants. Watch a conservation demonstration, or roll up your sleeves and help out in the kitchen or get busy at a craft workshop. Dress up in replica costume, play with reproduction toys, write with a quill pen or turn detective with a house or garden trail… the possibilities are endless!

Wine with the Wordsworths

On Thursday, April 18, we’re offering a chance to sample some delicious wines and cheeses – and learn about Georgian drinking habits. Join Nick and Wendy from Shills of Cockermouth and the Wordsworth House and Garden team at 6pm for a very special tasting in our dining room and Georgian kitchen. The evening includes an exclusive out-of-hours view of the house. Tickets are £25 each, and I’m told by the team that booking is essential. Call 01900 824805 to reserve your place.

Dine like a Georgian

A week later, on Thursday, April 25, there’s an exclusive opportunity to dine like a Georgian. Arrive at 5pm to enjoy drinks and cookery demonstrations in our 18th-century kitchen with Amy, the maid. Learn some simple-to-replicate Georgian recipes to impress at your next dinner party, and have an exclusive evening view of the house. You will then retire to the Trout Hotel next door for a three-course Georgian meal, which includes some of the delicacies demonstrated. Fabulous! Tickets are £50 per person and, again, booking is essential – just ring to secure your place.

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