Max Gate

Atmospheric Victorian home designed by Thomas Hardy

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Tim Laycock performing inside Hardy's Cottage at a Christmas carolling event

Christmas at Hardy Country 

Max Gate and Hardy's Cottage will be full of Christmas cheer this December with plenty of festive fun to be had.

Upcoming events

'Tuneful Stories' - Poetry and performance at Max Gate

Sat 21 Oct 2017
Hardy's homes come alive with poetry, music and performance this summer as Tim Laycock, performer in residence, explores the writer's love of poetry, music and 'tuneful stories'.

Christmas at Max Gate

Thu 30 Nov 2017
A festive Hardy welcome awaits you throughout December, with the house decked out for a Victorian Christmas, craft activities for children, and seasonal performances, stories and music on selected days (see separate listings for those days).

Tuneful Stories with Tim Laycock

Fri 08 Dec 2017
Stories and music from Tim Laycock, from the times and works of Thomas Hardy.

The New Hardy Players Christmas performance at Max Gate

Sat 16 Dec 2017
Three ½ hour performances by the New Hardy Players including carols, poetry and Mummers' Plays (suggested donations to the New Hardy Players: adult £2, child £1)

Flute and harp with Virginia and Florence Astley

Sun 17 Dec 2017
Music, stories and poetry with a Hardy theme bring Max Gate's Victorian Christmas to life.
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