Hard times and hungry months

During the winter months you can gather around the warm hearth and discover how hard life would have been for Victorian families, with frost in the air and the landscape stripped bare. See nationaltrust/hardyscottage.org.uk for further details

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Our vision of Victorian country life as idyllic is a myth. Visit Hardy's Cottage during the winter and discover how hard life was in the darkest of months. Feel the frost in the air and see the landscape stripped bare. Learn how Victorian families survived during this harsh season.

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 £7.70 £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
1 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
2 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
3 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
4 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
8 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
9 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
10 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
11 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
15 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
16 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
17 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
18 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
22 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
23 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
24 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
25 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
30 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
3 January 2019 11:00 - 15:15 Available
4 January 2019 11:00 - 15:15 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Hard times and hungry months

Thu 01 Nov 2018
11:00-16:00
During the winter months you can gather around the warm hearth and discover how hard life would have been for Victorian families, with frost in the air and the landscape stripped bare. See nationaltrust/hardyscottage.org.uk for further details

Christmas at Hardy's Cottage

Sat 01 Dec 2018
01:00-01:00
All through December you can enjoy a warm festive welcome. with the cottage decked for Christmas. Come and warm your toes by the open fire. Full details on www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hardys-cottage

Winter Words

Sat 08 Dec 2018
12:00-14:00
Join the New Hardy Players as they weave together a verbal anthology of Hardy's favourite wintry words, against the backdrop of his beloved childhood home