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 £8.80 £7.90
Child £4.40 £3.95
Family £22.00 £19.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.40
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.70

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...

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Other
This event is free but donations to Tim are welcomed. Admission is by timed tickets, available from the Visitor Centre.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 February 2020 13:00 - 16:00 Available
27 March 2020 13:00 - 16:00 Available
17 April 2020 13:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Victorian cooking demonstration

Sat 01 Feb 2020
11:00-13:30
Sample delicious Victorian recipes made by our costumed volunteers.

Volunteer recruitment drop-in session

Tue 04 Feb 2020
12:00-15:00
We’re recruiting more volunteers for the Room Guide and Reception role at Hardy’s Cottage and Visitor Centre. If you're interested in helping us, come along to this drop-in session and have a chat about it with staff and volunteers.

Tuneful Stories with Tim Laycock

Fri 21 Feb 2020
13:00-16:00
Tim Laycock's Tuneful Stories, bringing the Hardy family home to life with stories, folklore and tunes.