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Hardy's House, Max Gate

Atmospheric Victorian home designed by Thomas Hardy

Alington Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2FN

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Sunny view of the lawn, shrubs and red brick house at Max Gate. There is a white bench on the lawn.

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Smiling child standing on a rock held by his mother in the garden at Max Gate, Dorset

Booking your visit to Hardy's House, Max Gate 

If you are planning a visit to Hardy's House, Max Gate it is recommended you book a ticket in advance. Find out how to book and what to expect from your visit.

Three adults and a baby in a red room in the house at Max Gate

Things to do in the house at Max Gate 

Designed by Thomas Hardy himself, Max Gate is where he wrote some of his greatest novels and poetry, and where he lived until his death in 1928.