Tamar Valley Centre

*Currently closed to the public*

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.

The Centre is also home to the Tamar Valley AONB team,  and Calstock Parish Council. It is a modern building for a modern age; an example of how locally-derived materials can be used in new ways.

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.

Please pop in, we’d love to help you make the very best of your time here in the Tamar Valley.

Set in the heart of the Tamar Valley the Centre offers a fantastic space for corporate meetings, regular leisure groups and exhibitions.

Do your bit...

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.

Coffee Conversations

Coffee & Conversation donation cafe – every Thursday 10am-1pm

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. Come along for a chat & meet new people over a cuppa and slice of cake. Everyone welcome, including well-behaved dogs.

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 is a donation-based, volunteer-run, coffee and tea drop-in, raising funds for Tamar TLC.

 

What's On

The Tamar Valley Centre has a warm, welcoming atmosphere and seems to come alive when events are taking place.

From art exhibitions and craft workshops, to coffee mornings, community events and evening talks, please visit this page regularly to see what’s happening at the Centre.

Online Shop

The Tamar Valley Centre stocks a good selection of local books, perfect for a gift or to treat yourself, as well as maps, souvenirs and more.

If you’re not planning a trip to the Tamar Valley yet for a while, some of these items are available to buy online. Click the link to browse our selection.

Click above for the Tamar AONB Shop

Hiring the Centre

Various rooms and areas within the Tamar Valley Centre are available for hire.
Set in the heart of the Tamar Valley the Centre offers a fantastic space for corporate meetings, regular leisure groups and exhibitions.

The Tamar Valley Centre is also accessible for wheelchair users.

For more information, or to make bookings, please call 01822 835030 or email bookings@tamarvalley.org.uk

The Tamar Valley Centre provides a unique and interesting space to exhibit many forms of work; both traditional and modern. The Centre itself transforms to provide a clean fuss free background for your art, and allow the viewer to participate in your journey and flow around your exhibition. The large windows and doors let in large amounts of light, which also allows your work to be appreciated in it most natural of forms.

All our exhibitions are charged on a commission basis, please contact Donna by calling
01822 835030 or emailing bookings@tamarvalley.org.uk for more information.

We currently have availability for 2020/21.

Commercial rates (includes use of kitchen/heating/electricity) £175 per week (£25 per day, Saturday to Saturday) or 25% commission on sales which ever is the greater.

For further information, please contact Donna by calling 01822 835030 or emailing bookings@tamarvalley.org.uk for more information.

A private room this space offers:

Seating for up to 10 people around a oval table

A projector**

Flip chart stand**

Kitchen facilities including the use of cups, teapots and a cafetiere.*

Toilets

Weekday £24 per session
(9am – 1pm or 1pm – 5pm)

Evening and Weekends £25 for the first hour then £12.50 per hour there after

The atrium provides a relaxed open space with far reaching views.
It’s perfect for talks, exhibitions and community groups. Please note the pictures are included as a guide for room size only and displays are movable, the area will be arranged to meet your needs and can offer:

Seating up to 60 people

Tables

Exhibition hanging space

A projector **

Flip chart stand**

Kitchen facilities including the use of cups, teapots and a cafetiere.*

Toilets

Weekday £29 per session
(9am – 1pm or 1pm – 5pm)

Evening and Weekends £25 for the first hour then £12.50 per hour there after

Please email bookings@tamarvalley.org.uk or call 01822 835030 if you require more information on hiring the Tamar Valley Centre for your event.

* We do not offer catering or tea and coffee, but we can provide the names of local caterers that we use. It is also the responsibility of the person booking the room to ensure that all cups/dishes are removed from the room, washed and put away in the kitchen at the end of the meeting.

**Available on request

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