Writer in Residence

Finding inspiration from the Cottage, its stories and its surroundings, a writer in residence will share their work and thoughts with visitors.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

On selected days, a writer will be based at Hardy's Cottage, writing a short piece in response to Hardy's literary heritage.

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 £7.00 £6.30
Child £3.50 £3.15
Family £17.50 £15.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.75

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

The basics

Suitability
Children welcome
Dogs on leads are welcome.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
1 September 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
2 September 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
3 September 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
4 September 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
5 September 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
6 September 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
7 September 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
8 September 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
9 September 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
10 September 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
11 September 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
12 September 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
13 September 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
14 September 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
15 September 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
16 September 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
17 September 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
18 September 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
19 September 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available
20 September 2017 11:00 - 17:00 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Writer in Residence

Fri 01 Sep 2017
11:00-17:00
Finding inspiration from the Cottage, its stories and its surroundings, a writer in residence will share their work and thoughts with visitors.

'Writing Places' writing workshop with Virginia Astley: Gathering 1

Fri 08 Sep 2017
11:00-13:00
Hardy wrote in his notebook: 'It is better for a writer to know a little bit of the world remarkably well than to know a great part of the world remarkably little.'

'Writing Places' writing workshop with Virginia Astley: The Soundworld of Thomas Hardy 1

Fri 15 Sep 2017
11:00-13:00
'Lonely places in the country have each their own peculiar silence'.

Harvest Home

Fri 15 Sep 2017
19:00-21:00
Local performer Tim Laycock, accompanied on fiddle by Colin Thompson, will entertain guests with an evening of music, storytelling and readings.

'Writing Places' writing workshop with Virginia Astley: The Soundworld of Thomas Hardy 2

Sat 16 Sep 2017
11:00-13:00
'Lonely places in the country have each their own peculiar silence'.

'Writing Places' writing workshop with Virginia Astley: Gathering 2

Sat 16 Sep 2017
11:00-13:00
Hardy wrote in his notebook: 'It is better for a writer to know a little bit of the world remarkably well than to know a great part of the world remarkably little.'