Thomas Hardy was one of the greatest English writers of the Victorian era – here’s your chance to become part of his story.
Wessex Museums is presenting a blockbuster Hardy exhibition across its four partner museums in summer 2022 – which includes Dorset Museum. It will be the largest collection of Hardy objects ever displayed at one time.
As part of the project, the team is uncovering objects that have been hidden in museum stores, never before put on public display. But these fragile objects need conserving and specialist mounting so they can be enjoyed by current and future generations.
Through a Crowdfunder appeal, Wessex Museums is aiming to raise £5,000 towards this work and the exhibition. By donating to the appeal, you’ll not only become part of this exciting project, but you’ll also have access to a range of unique rewards.
You can find out more and donate here crowdfunder.co.uk/thomas-hardy
Friday 22 September 2023, The Victorian Hall will also be closed all day for a private function. The Fine Foundation Dorset Story Space, next the the Thomas Hardy's Dorset Gallery will also be closed for an hour around Midday.