Hardy's Cottage

Important notice -

Timed entry may be in place at busy periods. No advance bookings. Please collect a timed entry token from the admissions desk in the Visitor Centre on arrival.

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.

'Writing Places' writing workshop with Virginia Astley: Gathering 1

Fri 08 Sep 2017
11:00-13:00
Hardy wrote in his notebook: 'It is better for a writer to know a little bit of the world remarkably well than to know a great part of the world remarkably little.'

'Writing Places' writing workshop with Virginia Astley: The Soundworld of Thomas Hardy 1

Fri 15 Sep 2017
11:00-13:00
'Lonely places in the country have each their own peculiar silence'.

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.

'Writing Places' writing workshop with Virginia Astley: The Soundworld of Thomas Hardy 2

Sat 16 Sep 2017
11:00-13:00
'Lonely places in the country have each their own peculiar silence'.

'Writing Places' writing workshop with Virginia Astley: Gathering 2

Sat 16 Sep 2017
11:00-13:00
Hardy wrote in his notebook: 'It is better for a writer to know a little bit of the world remarkably well than to know a great part of the world remarkably little.'
Hardy's Cottage

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.

Hardy's Cottage

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.

Hardy's Cottage

Groups

Visitors in the cafe at Hardys Cottage

Group Visits 

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

Hardy's Cottage

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