Tim Laycock's Tuneful Stories

Tim Laycock's Tuneful Stories, bringing the Hardy family home to life with stories, folklore and tunes.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

As a boy, Hardy was immersed in the musical and storytelling traditions of his parents and grandparents. These traditions later inspired many of the storylines and communal scenes of his novels. Tim Laycock will be taking up residence in the Woodshed to explore these traditions.

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...

The basics

Suitability
Children welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Other
Suggested donation of £2 per person.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
27 September 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Available
18 October 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Available
22 November 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Introduction to garden moths

Fri 05 Jul 2019
09:00-11:00
Learn all about moth trapping and how you can identify these beautiful garden creatures.

Woodland Poetry Walk

Tue 09 Jul 2019
13:00-13:45
Explore the landscape of Thomas Hardy's imagination in this guided walk through Thorncombe Woods. The walk includes poetry and novel extracts along the way linked to Hardy’s landscape.

Biodiversity Day

Fri 26 Jul 2019
11:00-14:00
Come along to Hardy's Cottage and meet our team of Volunteer Ecologists. They will be here to explain what valuable work they do for our wildlife and show us some nature highlights from Hardy's garden and orchard.

Tim Laycock's Tuneful Stories

Fri 27 Sep 2019
13:00-16:00
Tim Laycock's Tuneful Stories, bringing the Hardy family home to life with stories, folklore and tunes.

Autumn Apples

Tue 01 Oct 2019
11:00-16:00
Join us in October and November to celebrate Dorset’s favourite fruit, the apple. The apples in Hardy’s orchard will be ripe and ready for harvesting.

Tuneful Stories with Tim Laycock

Fri 18 Oct 2019
13:00-16:00
Tim Laycock's Tuneful Stories, bringing the Hardy family home to life with stories, folklore and tunes.