Dartmouth Visitor Centre

The Engine House, Mayor's Avenue, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 9YY

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The multi-award winning Dartmouth Visitor Centre is situated in the heart of town in the Mayor’s Avenue car park.

We provide a welcoming face to visitors providing information about local events and attractions, travel arrangements and accommodation advice - amongst many other things.

We are proud to hold the 2015 GOLD, 2013 Silver Visit Devon Tourism Award and 2014 South West Silver Award for Tourist Information Service of the year in addition to the Silver Award for Green Tourism 2014. We have also been awarded Bronze in the 2015 South West Award for Tourism.

We sell Dartmouth Park and Ride Weekly Tickets for £42. The Park and Ride facility will open from March  and closes from the end of October. Tickets are available to buy in person only, sorry we are unable to post. 

Our team of staff and volunteers have excellent local knowledge and we are delighted to help you plan your visits and days out – we sell a wide variety of maps, walks and attractions leaflets.

THOMAS NEWCOMEN MEMORIAL ENGINE

At the visitor centre you will also find the oldest working model of the first atmospheric steam engine – invented here in Dartmouth by local manThomas Newcomen c 1712. This engine was used by the Coventry Canal Company for pumping water into the canal at Hawkesbury Junction, Warwickshire and was brought back to its birthplace in 1963 by The Newcomen Society.
There is an interesting and informative video about the Newcomen Engine presented by Adam Hart-Davis in the Engine Room. 

Tickets on sale at the Visitor Centre:-
For further information visit our website www.discoverdartmouth.com or call 01803 834224.

GREEN TOURISM – SILVER AWARD

Here at the Dartmouth Visitor Centre we are absolutely committed to adopting business practices which have little or no detriment on the environment and aim to reduce our carbon footprint. These ideals enhance the services we offer to our visitors and residents.

A symbol of this commitment is our membership of the Green Tourism Business Scheme. The scheme provides accreditation and encouragement for tourism businesses to reduce the environmental impact of their activities. By encouraging sustainable practices the scheme ensures the continued enjoyment of the environment around us for future generations.

We undertake the following actions to achieve this.

• We were the first business in town to sell our own “Bag for Life” Discover Dartmouth shopping bags
• We use recyclable carrier bags – if the shopper insists!
• We car share if at all possible
• We recycle all possible paper waste or shred personal information
• We promote “Car Free Days”
• We promote walks, cycling and local public transport
• We constantly make each other aware of new ideas
• We are a collection point for used batteries for recycling
• We recycle our Printer Cartridges at the Flavel Art Centre
• We sell Park and Ride tickets
 

Opening Times

Dartmouth Visitor Centre (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Saturday10:30 - 14:30*
SundayClosed*

* General Opening Text

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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Establishment Features

  • Open All Year

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

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