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Max Gate, home to Dorset's most famous author and poet Thomas Hardy, was designed by the writer himself in 1885. This atmospheric Victorian home is where Hardy wrote some of his most famous novels including Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure, as well as most of his poetry.

Alternative name:

en Max Gate - National Trust

Max Gate
Alington Avenue
DT1 2AB Dorchester

Museum type(s)

History & Anthropology



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Opening hours

November - February
Thursday to Sunday: 11:00 - 16:00

March to October
Monday to Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00

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Adults £7.40
Children £3.70
Family £18.50


Group Adult (Minimum group size 15): £7.00
Group Child (Minimum group size 15): £3.50

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Alington Avenue, Dorchester, England


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