Hard times and hungry months: The frugal cook

With little food available in winter, families relied on preserves from the summer harvest and whatever would grow in the garden. Sample Victorian recipes made from the most basic ingredients. You may find carrot jam to be surprisingly tasty...

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

With little food available in winter, families relied on preserves from the summer harvest and whatever would grow in the garden. Sample Victorian recipes made from the most basic ingredients. You may find carrot jam to be surprisingly tasty...

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
5 January 2019 11:00 - 13:30 Available
12 January 2019 11:00 - 13:30 Available
19 January 2019 11:00 - 13:30 Available
26 January 2019 11:00 - 13:30 Available
2 February 2019 11:00 - 13:30 Available
9 February 2019 11:00 - 13:30 Available
23 February 2019 11:00 - 13:30 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Christmas at Hardy's Cottage

Thu 20 Dec 2018
11:00-15:15
This December, Hardy’s Cottage will be decked with natural decorations of evergreen collected from the cottage garden and surrounding woodlands. Come and warm your toes by the warmth of the fire and get into the festive spirit.

Festive Tuneful Stories

Sat 22 Dec 2018
13:00-16:00
Celebrate Christmas with traditional music and storytelling.

Hard times and hungry months: Special talk on agricultural labourers

Fri 04 Jan 2019
11:00-13:30
Discover what life was like for rural workers in Hardy's time. Visit Hardy's Cottage for an informal drop-in talk with one of our knowledgeable volunteers.

Hard times and hungry months: The frugal cook

Sat 05 Jan 2019
11:00-13:30
With little food available in winter, families relied on preserves from the summer harvest and whatever would grow in the garden. Sample Victorian recipes made from the most basic ingredients. You may find carrot jam to be surprisingly tasty...

Winter experience days at Hardy's Cottage and Thorncombe Woods

Tue 08 Jan 2019
10:00-15:00
Experience a day in the life of a Victorian rural labourer at Hardy’s Cottage and Thorncombe Woods this winter as part of Hard times and hungry months.

Hard times and hungry months: Special talk on cholera

Sun 13 Jan 2019
11:00-13:30
Discover how the cholera disease ran rampant through Dorset and how a family friend of Hardy’s invented the first dry earth closet. Visit Hardy's Cottage for an informal drop-in talk with one of our knowledgeable volunteers.