Wessex Museums – Hardy’s Wessex

The largest collection of Thomas Hardy objects ever displayed at one time

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.

  • Four exhibitions, each exploring a different Hardy theme
  • A treasure trove of objects that give personal insights into Thomas Hardy’s life
  • Many of the objects have never been on public display before
  • Each exhibition has a star object on loan from a national museum

Pick up a discount voucher when you visit, and use it to get a generous 25% off the entrance price to one of the other Hardy exhibitions.

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Contact Information

Dorset Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA.

Poole Museum, 4 High Street, Poole, BH15 1BW.

The Kings House, 65 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EN

Wiltshire Museum, 41 Long St, Devizes SN10 1NS.