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Signed tour of Max Gate

This is a house and garden tour of Max Gate arranged especially for our deaf and hard of hearing communities which will be fully signed by one of our volunteers.

  • Booking advisable
  • Admission applies

We want to welcome our deaf and hard of hearing community to Max Gate this morning for a special signed tour of the house and garden which will be signed by our BSL trained volunteer.

To watch a video with all this information being signed please visit:

The tour will last approximately 30 minutes and after you will be free to look around the house at your leisure.

We are also offering signed tours at three other houses - Hardy's Cottage, Clouds Hill and Hardy Monument.

To book a place please email:

We can also arrange bespoke signed tours for bigger groups on request.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult National Trust Members are free£0.00
Adult £10.00
Child National Trust Members are free£0.00
Child £5.00
Concession Carers can attend for free£0.00
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The basics

Booking details

Please book directly with Elizabeth Flight on:


Children are welcome.

Meeting point

Please come to the welcome desk at Max Gate.

What to bring and wear

Part of the tour may be outside as we walk around the garden so weather appropriate clothing is recommended.


The tour will be fully signed.


To book a place on this tour please email:

Upcoming events


Far from the Madding Crowd - a monthly, public reading to mirror the original serial publication 

To mark the 150 year anniversary of Far from the Madding Crowd being published in serial form in the Cornhill magazine, we will be doing a monthly reading of the book at Max Gate.

Event summary

28 Apr to 27 Oct 2024
14:30 to 15:00
+ 6 other dates or times