Max Gate

Max Gate
Alington Avenue




01305 262538

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Atmospheric Victorian home designed by Thomas Hardy
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.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Museum

Opening hours

Wednesday- Sunday 11.00-17.00

Admission charges


Whole Property

Adult: £5.50
Child: £2.50

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Max Gate - Late Opening

  • 17 May 2014 5-9pm

Visit Thomas Hardy's home Max Gate where he wrote many of his great novels in this late-night opening. Part of the Museums at Night festival.

Tickets for the night cos £8 in advance and £12 on the night.
The ticket includes entry to all 8 sites during the festival:

Tutankhamun Exhibition
Dorset County Museum
Roman Town House
Dinosaur Museum
The Keep Military Museum
Terracotta Warriors Museum
and Thomas Hardy's home Max Gate

Suitable for

  • Any age