The National Trust is offering the public a chance to look around Lawrence of Arabia's Dorset home before it closes for the winter.

Clouds Hill cottage is one of the smallest properties owned by the Trust and is home to a collection of original T.E Lawrence items including books and pictures.

The property was originally built as a forester’s cottage in the early nineteenth century before T.E Lawrence started renting the dilapidated home in 1923 when he was stationed nearby at Bovington Camp with the Tank Corps.

It is thought the tiny home offered solace from his celebrity status gained following his service in the Middle East during the First World War.

The National Trust is offering the public a chance to visit the cottage before it is ‘put to bed’ for the winter season, so that it can be dusted, cleaned, and covered.

The property will also be deep cleaned during the winter months.

Clouds Hill will be re-opened in Easter 2024.

Elizabeth Flight, Partnership and Programming Officer, said “Now is the perfect opportunity to pay a visit to Clouds Hill. This is such an atmospheric house and although small you get a true sense of who T.E Lawrence really was. The tours which are delivered outside the house paint a wonderful picture of this incredible man.”

Open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays in October, you can book to visit between 10am and 3pm.

Booking is highly recommended and can be done by calling 0344 249 1895 or by searching for Clouds Hill on the National Trust website.

National Trust members get free entry to the house.

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