Max Gate

Upcoming events

Tim Laycock's Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Sat 23 Nov 2019
12:00-15:30
An intimate retelling of the story of Tess in the study where it was written.

Flute and harp with Virginia and Florence Astley

Sun 08 Dec 2019
12:00-12:45
Music, stories and poetry with a Hardy theme bring Max Gate's Victorian Christmas to life.

Festive Frolics with the New Hardy Players

Sat 14 Dec 2019
11:30-12:15
A seasonal selection of poetry readings, carols and a mummers play peformed by the New Hardy Players in Hardy's home.

Festive Tuneful Stories with Tim Laycock

Sun 22 Dec 2019
13:00-16:00
Join us for an intimate festive performance with folk musician and storyteller, Tim Laycock.
Max Gate

Places to stay

The terrace at Portland House with sea views

National Trust places to stay in West Dorset 

West Dorset is an ideal holiday location. Our places to stay are located by the coast in gorgeous countryside that's featured in the hit TV programme Broadchurch and the Far from the Madding Crowd film starring Carey Mulligan.