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.

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
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 - 16:00 Available
4 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
5 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
6 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
10 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
11 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
12 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
13 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
17 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
18 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
19 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
20 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
24 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
25 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Tess: A Pure Woman

Thu 22 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.

Christmas at Max Gate

Sat 01 Dec 2018
11:00-15:30
A festive welcome awaits you with the house decked out for a Victorian Christmas, craft activities for children and seasonal treats. Musical and theatrical performances on Sat 1, Fri 7, Sun 9, Thu 13, Sat 15, Sun 16, Fri 21 and Sun 23 Dec

Tuneful Stories

Sat 01 Dec 2018
13:00-16:00
Tim Laycock brings Hardy's home to life with music and stories

A Christmas perfomance at Max Gate

Sun 09 Dec 2018
12:30-13:00
Join the New Hardy Players for a short performance of Christmas poetry by Thomas Hardy, well known carols and a Mummer's play. These performances will echo events at Max Gate in the early 1920s. Suggested donation to the New Hardy's Players of £3

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.

Tuneful Stories

Sat 23 Mar 2019
13:00-16:00
Tim Laycock brings Thomas Hardy's home to life with music and stories from Hardy's own time. Suggested donation of £3 to Tim Laycock himself.