Max Gate

The garden facade of Max Gate

Park and ride to Max Gate  

Opportunity to park and ride from Kingston Maurward to Max Gate this May half term

Upcoming events

Tuneful Stories

Sat 27 Apr 2019
13:00-16:00
Tim Laycock brings Thomas Hardy's home to life with music and stories from Hardy's own time. Suggested donation of £3 to Tim Laycock himself.

Flute and harp with Virginia and Florence Astley

Sun 28 Apr 2019
11:00-15:30
Music, stories and poetry from Hardy's time bring his home to life. There will be three performances, each lasting approximately 25 minutes.

Portland House spring opening 2019

Fri 10 May 2019
14:00-17:00
Come down to Portland House in Weymouth for a special peek inside this stunning 1930s art deco holiday villa, not usually open to the public.

Poetry at Max Gate with the New Hardy Players

Tue 21 May 2019
15:00-16:00
Poetry with the New Hardy Players, 'Thomas Hardy - a man for all seasons'.

Tea with Hardy

Wed 05 Jun 2019
15:45-17:00
Tea with Hardy and Edmund Blunden by the New Hardy Players

Poetry at Max Gate with the New Hardy Players

Wed 19 Jun 2019
15:00-16:00
Poetry with the New Hardy Players, 'Standing on the shoulders of Giants'.
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.