The Tamar Valley Centre is closed. All staff are now working from home.
The recycling service has stopped for the foreseeable future.
Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to resuming normal service when we can. Please look after yourselves and follow the Government’s advice.
The following activities are suspended until further notice;
Coffee & Conversation donation cafe every Thursday 10am-1pm (scroll down for details)
Please pop in, we’d love to help you make the very best of your time here in the Tamar Valley
The Tamar Valley Centre is a gateway for visitors to the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and a resource for the community. We stock books and souvenirs and are able to offer you information about local places to visit. Read the Tamar Valley Centre fact sheet to find out more information on the unique building and what it has to offer.
Please note that the Calstock Parish Archive have a new home at Albaston Cemetery Chapel.
There is space for exhibitions, public events and meetings click here for more information on hiring the Tamar Valley Centre for your event.
Pop in for a coffee every Thursday morning, top up your water bottle when passing and bring in items that aren’t readily recycled to help raise funds for charity. The Tamar Valley Centre is a dog-friendly venue, so feel free to bring you four-legged friend in for refreshments, too.
Coffee & Conversation donation cafe – every Thursday 10am-1pm
Come along for a chat & meet new people over a cuppa and slice of cake. Everyone welcome, including well-behaved dogs.
Do you work alone from home? Are you between jobs or retired? Maybe you care for someone and need a break? Perhaps you’ve been feeling under the weather but feel well enough to get out for a couple of hours?
Whatever the reason, a change of scene may do you good.
Coffee & Conversation is a donation-based, volunteer-run, coffee and tea drop-in, raising funds for Tamar TLC.
Ecover Refill Station
The Tamar Valley Centre is an Ecover Refill Station.
Bring in your containers for handwash (90p/100ml), washing up liquid (31p/100ml) and non-bio laundry liquid (£4.66/litre).
Free Water Refill Station
The Tamar Valley Centre is a Free Water Refill Station, so please feel free to pop in to top up your water bottle when passing.
2 minute Litter Pick
The grounds of the Tamar Valley Centre are a popular dog walking area and stop-off point for cyclists, and are enjoyed by many. It is hoped that those who use the grassed area will spend just two minutes during their walk or rest stop to help keep the historic mine site clean and tidy. #2MinuteLitterPick
Recycle for Charity
The Tamar Valley Centre is a recycling hub for South Hill Association for Renewable Energy (SHARE) who have joined Terracycle recycling programme to reduce the amount of plastics that can’t be recycled kerbside and can be used as a valuable resource for KicksCount charity to help reduce UK stillbirths. Please bring the items listed on this link into the Centre.
Finding the Centre
Tamar Valley Centre, Drakewalls, Near Gunnislake, Cornwall, PL18 9FE
Please try to travel sustainably: car-share or take the train. The scenic Tamar Valley Line departs from Plymouth mainline station arriving at Gunnislake, just two minutes walk from the venue.