The Wordsworth Trust Introduction to the collections

The Wordsworth Trust collections hold 65,000 manuscripts, books, pictures and other artefacts, covering the period of British Romanticism from the late eighteenth to early nineteenth centuries. We invite you to see and hear about some of the highlights (click on the image).

In 2017, the Trust displayed the most recent gifts of watercolours from the W.W. Spooner Charitable Trust. Here is an introduction in the form of a tour of the Lake District as seen through the eyes of artists working 200 or more years ago.

To search the fine art collection, please go to: Art Collection

There are now five #WomenbehindtheWords films for you to enjoy. The exhibition will be coming to the Wordsworth Museum on 1 Feb 2018!

To search the manuscript collection, please go to: Manuscript Collection

A selection of objects from the collection can be found on twitter

To search the manuscript collection, please go to: Objects and artefacts