Hardy's Cottage

Evocative cob and thatch cottage - birthplace of Thomas Hardy

Hardy's Cottage

Things to see and do

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Hardy's Cottage Cadbury Egg Hunt 

Information about this year's Cadbury Egg Hunt at Hardy's Cottage

Hardy's Cottage

What's on

Upcoming events

Timed ticket admission for Monday 27 March

Mon 27 Mar 2017
On Mondays admission for all visits to Hardy's Cottage is by booked timed ticket only (no charge for NT members). Booking is via the Central Box Office and is open for 7 days prior to the visit day and closes at 5pm on the day before.

Wessex cookbook

Fri 31 Mar 2017
Come and experience the sights, smells and tastes of Hardy's beloved Wessex, as the team prepare various recipes from Victorian Dorset. Every Friday through March, April and May.

Easter Egg Hunt in partnership with Cadbury

Fri 14 Apr 2017
Explore the house where Thomas Hardy was born and grew up. Find the clues and solve the puzzle to win a Cadbury chocolate prize.
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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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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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Visitors in the cafe at Hardys Cottage

Information for groups prior to visiting Hardy's Cottage 

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

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