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 (except 28 April and 5 May).
Fri 26 May 2017
Celebrate the poet's birthday at his birthplace, with music and cooking.
Fri 02 Jun 2017
Join the West Dorset Ecology volunteers who will be researching the plants and animals of the cottage garden.
Fri 14 Jul 2017
Finding inspiration from the Cottage, its stories and its surroundings, a writer in residence will share their work and thoughts with visitors.
Fri 01 Sep 2017
+ 60 other dates
Local performer Tim Laycock, accompanied on fiddle by Colin Thompson, will entertain guests with an evening of music, storytelling and readings.
Fri 15 Sep 2017
+ 1 other date
'It's the cider-maker,
And behind him on wheels, in readiness,
His mill, and tub, and vats and press'
Sat 07 Oct 2017
Tim Laycock brings the Hardy family home to life with music and stories.
Sat 14 Oct 2017
+ 3 other dates
Fri 20 Oct 2017
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
Wed 20 Dec 2017