Tuneful Stories with Tim Laycock

Tim Laycock's Tuneful Stories, bringing the Hardy family home to life with stories, folklore and tunes.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

As a boy, Hardy was immersed in the musical and storytelling traditions of his parents and grandparents. These traditions later inspired many of the storylines and communal scenes of his novels.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Hardy's Cottage

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.40 £7.50
Child £4.20 £3.75
Family £21.00 £18.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.10
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
22 November 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Available
20 December 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Hardy's Cottage
Email
hardyscottage@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01305 262366

Upcoming events

Cooking with apples

Tue 22 Oct 2019
11:00-17:00
Our costumed volunteers will be using apples from Hardy's orchard to cook tasty treats to sample.

Apple pressing

Tue 22 Oct 2019
13:00-16:00
The apples in Hardy’s orchard will be ripe and ready for harvesting. Come and have a go at apple pressing and taste the freshly squeezed juice.

Hardy Talk at Kingston Maurward: Hardy’s Tess

Wed 23 Oct 2019
19:30-21:00
This talk by Luke Rake will be held at Kingston Maurward College and looks at the development of Hardy’s work as both documentary recording of the world and the interpretation of landscape through the eyes of Tess.

Tuneful Stories with Tim Laycock

Fri 22 Nov 2019
13:00-16:00
Tim Laycock's Tuneful Stories, bringing the Hardy family home to life with stories, folklore and tunes.