Tuneful Stories

Tim Laycock brings Hardy's home to life with music and stories

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

There will be three performances, each lasting approximately 25 minutes, between 1pm and 4pm. The performances will take place in the Drawing Room. Seating is limited and as there is no booking it will be on a first come first served basis.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Max Gate

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.70 £7.00
Child £3.90 £3.50
Family £19.30 £17.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.90
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.00

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
3 November 2018 13:00 - 16:00 Available
1 December 2018 13:00 - 16:00 Available
7 December 2018 13:00 - 16:00 Available
23 December 2018 13:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Max Gate
Email
max.gate@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01305 262538

Upcoming events

Make your garden hedgehog friendly

Tue 23 Oct 2018
11:00-12:00
Want to attract hedgehogs to your garden? Come along to the gardens of Max Gate, which is home to several hedgehogs and find out more about these amazing animals. Activity suitable for children aged from 2-11

Free lecture at Kingston Maurward College: Hidden faces, hidden places

Tue 23 Oct 2018
19:30-21:00
Helen Gibson, Curator of the Thomas Hardy Archive at Dorset County Museum, talks about the stories behind some of the objects in the archive. The lecture will take place at Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester DT2 8PY.

Tuneful Stories

Sat 03 Nov 2018
13:00-16:00
Tim Laycock brings Hardy's home to life with music and stories

Flute and harp with Virginia and Florence Astley

Sun 04 Nov 2018
12:00-12:30
Music, stories and poetry from Hardy's time bring his home to life. There will be three performances, each lasting approximately 25 minutes.

Tess: A Pure Woman

Sat 10 Nov 2018
11:00-16:00
Thomas Hardy controversially subtitled Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman and later wrote that he 'lost his heart to Tess as he wrote about her'. Delve into one of Hardy's most famous novels and find out about the stories that lie behind it.

Armistice Day 1918: a selection of poetry and readings

Sun 11 Nov 2018
14:00-16:00
Members of the New Hardy Players read poetry and prose to mark the centenary of the 1918 Armistice. Suggested donation to the New Hardy Players of £3