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5650823National Trust: Max Gate
DateMonday 1st January 2018 to Sunday 30th December 2018
DescriptionMax Gate, an austere but sophisticated town house a short walk from the town centre of Dorchester, was the home of Dorset's most famous author and poet Thomas Hardy. Hardy, who designed the house in 1885, wanted to show that he was part of the wealthy middle classes of the area, to reflect his position as a successful writer, and to enable him to enter polite society. The house was named after a nearby tollgate keeper called Mack.
Time(s)Jan 1-Feb 25, Thu-Sun 10am-4pm, Mar 1-Oct 31, Mon-Sun 11am-5pm, Nov 1-Dec 30, Thu-Sun 11am-4pm, ends Dec 30
LocationMax Gate
Price£7, child £3.50, family £17.50
Telephone No.01305 262538
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Max Gate
Alington Avenue
Telephone No.01305 262538
Opening timesDining & Drawing Room only; 1 Apr-30 Sept Mon, Wed & Sun 14.00-17.00. Private visits by appointment with the tenants
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