Tess: A Pure Woman

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.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

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.

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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

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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.

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Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
25 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
26 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
27 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
31 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
1 February 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
2 February 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
3 February 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
7 February 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
8 February 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
9 February 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
10 February 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
14 February 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
15 February 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
16 February 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
17 February 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
21 February 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
22 February 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
23 February 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
24 February 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Max Gate
Email
john.hayes@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01305 262538

Upcoming events

Tess: A Pure Woman

Thu 24 Jan 2019
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.

Tim Laycock's Tess of the d'Ubervilles

Sat 26 Jan 2019
12:00-13:00
An intimate retelling of the story of Tess in the study where it was written.

Volunteer recruitment drop-in session

Wed 06 Feb 2019
17:00-19:00
Max Gate is taking on more visitor reception and catering volunteers. If you'd be interested in this, or volunteering at Clouds Hill or Hardy's Cottage & Visitor Centre, come to this drop in session and have a chat about it with staff and volunteers.

Free talk at Kingston Maurward College: How Hardy frames his texts

Thu 07 Mar 2019
19:30-21:00
A talk by Dr Mary Rimmer, University of New Brunswick. Hardy characteristically planned, or had a hand in planning the titles, prefaces and sometimes even the covers of his novels. This talk probes the connections between the frames and the texts.

How Hardy frames his texts - free talk

Thu 07 Mar 2019
19:30-21:00
Free talk by Dr Mary Rimmer for anyone interested in Thomas Hardy's writings.

National Trust World Book Day

Sat 09 Mar 2019
11:00-16:00
Join us as the National Trust celebrates World Book day.