Hardy's Cottage

Evocative cob and thatch cottage - birthplace of Thomas Hardy

Hardy's Cottage

Things to see and do

The view across the garden to Hardy's Cottage, the birthplace in 1840 of novelist and poet Thomas Hardy

Highlights of Hardy's Cottage 

Our guide to the top things to see and do when visiting the home of Thomas Hardy.

Hardy's Cottage

What's on

Dancing around a maypole at the sunny May Day event at Hardy's Cottage in 2013

What's on 

Our events bring the cottage to life for visitors. From a Harvest Fair to traditional festive celebrations, why not join us for a special day out?

Hardy's Cottage

Learning

The front of Hardy's Cottage, with the garden in full bloom

Learning at Hardy's Cottage 

Information about the learning opportunities for schools and education groups at Hardy's Cottage.