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 £8.40 £7.50
Child £4.20 £3.75
Family £21.00 £18.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.10
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.50

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
21 February 2019 11:00 - 15:00 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

Hard times and hungry months: The frugal cook

Thu 21 Feb 2019
11:00-15:00
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...

Hard times and hungry months: folksongs and stories

Fri 22 Feb 2019
13:00-16:00
Tim Laycock weaves together the writings of Hardy and Barnes on the realities of country life in the winter months.

Hard times and hungry months: Special talk on cholera

Sun 24 Feb 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.

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.

National Trust World Book Day

Sat 09 Mar 2019
11:00-16:00
Celebrate World Book Day with the National Trust at Hardy's Cottage.

Cadbury Easter egg hunt

Fri 19 Apr 2019
11:00-16:15
Explore the house and garden where Thomas Hardy was born and grew up. Find the clues in a nature-themed trail and solve the puzzle to win a Cadbury chocolate prize.