Take a fresh look at the Victorian novelist and poet, Thomas Hardy, in the stunning Wessex landscapes that shaped his view of the world. His story will be retold in exciting new ways by our museum collections, from period costumes to personal letters, art to archaeology.
Pick up a discount voucher when you buy a ticket, and use it to get a generous 25% off the entrance price to each of the subsequent Hardy exhibitions.
Each museum has opportunities for you to immerse yourself in Hardy’s world, from selfie stations to replica writing desks, dancing to gardening.
Don’t miss our exciting programme of events and activities, including film screenings, family storytelling, crafts and artist workshops.
Also check out the list of other local venues across Dorset and Wiltshire that are supporting us with Hardy displays and events.
Remember their are discounts for group bookings.
Males great bustards perform spectacular courtship displays, gathering at a ‘lek’ or small display ground to try to impress the females.
The great bustard has a dignified slow walk but tends to run when disturbed, rather than fly.
The hen-bird on display at The Salisbury Museum was one of the last great bustards to be eaten in the town!