John Clare Cottage

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One of the best days out for history in Peterborough, the John Clare Cottage is sure to leave you inspired!

If you're a poetry lover, the John Clare Cottage in Helpston, England is a must-visit destination. The former home of the celebrated poet, the cottage has been preserved as a museum dedicated to his life and work.

Step inside and you'll be transported back in time to the early 19th century, with rooms furnished in the style of the period. But it's not just the decor that's impressive - the cottage also boasts an extensive collection of John Clare's writings, including manuscripts, letters, and first editions of his poems.

One of the highlights of the museum is the opportunity to see John Clare's actual writing desk, where he penned many of his most famous works. It's enough to make any literary enthusiast feel star-struck. Visitors can also enjoy the cottage's charming gardens, which are full of colorful flowers and buzzing bees. 

So if you're looking for a peaceful and reflective day out in the English countryside, be sure to add the John Clare Cottage to your itinerary. Who knows, you might even be inspired to write your own poem or two while you're there? 

Get your tickets to the John Clare Cottage today!

Peterborough PE6 7ED
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  • Cafe
  • Toilets
  • Gift shop

When is John Clare Cottage open?

  • The John Clare Cottage is open from Mondays and Thursdays 10am until 3pm

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