Serpents at Hardy's Cottage
Come along to Hardy's Cottage to hear the unique sounds of serpents!
- Booking not needed
- Free event (admission applies)
The serpent is an historical instrument that Hardy knew well. He mentions this unusual wind instrument in 'The Return of the Native', 'The Three Strangers', 'The Fiddler of the Reels' and 'Under the Greenwood Tree'.
A group of serpent players from all over the world will gathering in Hardy's Cottage garden to perform a short set for visitors as part of their biannual 'Serpentarium' gathering. It will be the first time the event has been held in Dorset.
- Event ticket prices
Minimum group size 15
Minimum group size 15
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:
|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.
- Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
- Meeting point
- Hardy's Cottage garden
- This event is free, normal admission applies. Admission is on a timed- ticket basis. Timed-tickets are available from the visitor centre only. The performances will be on an informal schedule during the afternoon. The musicians will be playing a 20 minute performance at 13:45pm and again at 15:00pm.
|26 May 2019||13:45 - 15:30||Available|