Hardy’s Wessex calendar of events is now live!

With our Thomas Hardy exhibition ‘Hardy’s Wessex’ launching at the end of this month, we are excited to release our calendar of Hardy-themed events.  The calendar shows the events happening at our partner museums, as well as others at participating local sites.

There is a range of events on offer to suit all ages and interests. For example, the Hardy’s Wessex Exhibition Curator Tour, where guests will have the chance to explore the exhibition with our curator Harriet Still, as well as ask questions and find out more about Thomas Hardy and the objects on show.

There is also a range of children’s events such as our Storytelling with Tim Laycock series which will engage families with stories and songs within the context of Thomas Hardy and his literature.

With such a fantastic range of events on offer, there is sure to be something for everyone!

Find the full calendar of events here.


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