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Hardy’s Wessex

23 June 2022, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join exhibition curator Harriet Still to hear more about the themes and stories of our landmark Hardy’s Wessex exhibition, which takes place across four museums – Dorset, Salisbury, Devizes and Poole. Find out about the objects, stories and themes that are covered in the exhibition, and more about Hardy himself.

  • Opening hours:

    Daily: 9.00am - 4.30pm
    Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm
    Bank Holidays: 10.00am - 4.00pm

  • Dorset Museum

    High West Street
    Dorchester DT1 1XA

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Harriet Still

Harriet Still is one of the UK’s leading experts on Thomas Hardy. She is curator for the 2022 Hardy celebration that is taking place at Dorset Museum, Poole Museum, The Salisbury Museum and Wiltshire Museum. She studied English and History at the University of York before managing Hardy’s Cottage on behalf of the National Trust. Since this introduction to Hardy, over a decade ago, she has sat on the Council of Management for the Thomas Hardy Society and the Hardy Country steering group, as well as acted in various Hardy productions with the New Hardy Players and played in the Hardy folk band Tatterdemalion.

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