Hardy's Cottage

Evocative cob and thatch cottage - birthplace of Thomas Hardy

Hardy's Cottage

Things to see and do

Visitors looking at the interpretation panels at Hardy's Birthplace Visitor Centre

Hardy's Birthplace Visitor Centre 

Welcome to Hardy's Birthplace Visitor Centre near Hardy's Cottage in the heart of Hardy Country.

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.