Hardy's Cottage

Evocative cob and thatch cottage - birthplace of Thomas Hardy

Hardy's Cottage

What's on

Upcoming events

Writer in Residence

Fri 01 Sep 2017
11:00-17:00
Finding inspiration from the Cottage, its stories and its surroundings, a writer in residence will share their work and thoughts with visitors.

Harvest Home

Fri 15 Sep 2017
19:00-21:00
Local performer Tim Laycock, accompanied on fiddle by Colin Thompson, will entertain guests with an evening of music, storytelling and readings.

Apple Day

Sat 07 Oct 2017
11:00-15:00
'It's the cider-maker, And appletree-shaker And behind him on wheels, in readiness, His mill, and tub, and vats and press'

Tuneful stories

Sat 14 Oct 2017
13:00-16:00
Tim Laycock brings the Hardy family home to life with music and stories.

Trafalgar night

Fri 20 Oct 2017
19:00-21:00
Local performer Tim Laycock, accompanied on fiddle by Colin Thompson, will entertain guests with an evening of music, storytelling and readings.

Tranter Dewey's Christmas Party

Wed 20 Dec 2017
19:00-21:00
A celebration of Midwinter and the Christmas season with carols, folksongs, poetry and readings from the works of Thomas Hardy. Performed by Tim Laycock and fiddler Colin Thompson
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Eating and shopping

Visitors sitting at a wooden table outside the café at Hardy's Birthplace Visitor Centre

The café at Hardy's Birthplace Visitor Centre 

A taste of the visitor centre's café, an independent family business using mostly local produce to create the tempting and varied menu.

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Learning

The front of Hardy's Cottage, with the garden in full bloom

Learning at Hardy's Cottage 

Introducing the learning opportunities for schools and education groups at Hardy's Cottage.

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Groups

Visitors in the cafe at Hardys Cottage

Group Visits 

Useful information for group leaders prior to visiting Hardy's Cottage with a group.

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