Wessex Museums – Hardy’s Wessex exhibition - Travel Trade

Wessex Museums, c/o Poole Museum, 4 High Street, Poole, BH15 1BW
Thomas Hardy in front of a wessex landscape

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Hardy’s Wessex: The Landscapes that inspired a Writer

Take a fresh look at the life and literature of 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.

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

A major exhibition across four venues – Dorset Museum (Dorchester), Poole Museum, The Salisbury Museum and Wiltshire Museum (Devizes)

Each exhibition explores a different Hardy theme

Generous discounts for groups visiting more than one museum

Self-guided tours or tailored guided tours available

Discounted catering packages


Booking Information:

Name of trade contact: Cathy Lewis

Trade email address: wessexmuseums@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Trade Tel: 01202 123542

Opening Dates: 28 May-30 Oct 2022

Trade Prices – Group/FIT rates (for 2022/2023):

Visit to one museum – please look on website re individual museum rates

Visit to two museums - £10 per person

Visit to three museums - £15 per person

Visit to four museums - £20 per person

Min group size: 10

Languages: English

Duration of visit: Tailored to request

Coach Parking: Varies at each museum

Suitable for Education / Corporate / Incentive visits: Yes, please ask

Additional Information eg.:

Sustainable info:

Assessable for all info: Varies at each museum – ask for details


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Season (28 May 2022 - 30 Oct 2022)


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