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Max Gate - home of Thomas Hardy

Type:National Trust Property

Alington Avenue
Dorchester
Dorset
DT1 2AB

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Max Gate - home of Thomas Hardy

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£7.70 per ticket
Child£3.90 per ticket
Family£19.30 per ticket
Group rate - adult£5.90 per ticket
Group rate - child£3.00 per ticket
National Trust membersFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A35. From Dorchester follow A352, Wareham Road, until you reach the roundabout named Max Gate (At the junction of the A35 Dorchester bypass). Follow brown signs. Turn left and left again into the cul-de-sac outside the house.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest stations are Dorchester South and West.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Braille guide, large print guide.
  • Ramp/Level Access

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Opening Times

Max Gate peak season (1 March 2019 - 31 October 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00*
Max Gate winter opening (1 November 2019 - 28 February 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - WednesdayClosed*
Thursday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00*

* Max Gate closes at dusk if that is earlier than the normal closing time. It will be closed on 24 December and 25 December.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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