Welcome to Dartington

We are an educational charity and award-winning destination.

Our 1,200-acre estate is home to a variety of attractions and events, with an exciting range of transformative learning programmes at its heart.

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What’s On

We’re adhering to government guidelines to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit. We’re capping individual orders at 6 tickets per person, along with other measures. Read more here.

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Earth Talk: Soil, Soul, Society with Satish Kumar

25 Sep: How can we use the Covid crisis as an opportunity to learn to live in harmony with the natural world?

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Farmers’ Market

3 Oct: Support your local community and shop in the fresh air: our farmers’ market has the best seasonal foods the area has to offer.

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Browse our autumn learning programme

Choose from a diverse range of disciplines including printmaking, creative writing, rewilding, dance, cooking and more.

Learning at Dartington

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We offer transformative learning delivered by world-class tutors in a truly unique campus experience. If you’re a new student looking for information and resources to support your study, please visit our Resources for Students.

For nearly 30 years, Schumacher College has been at the forefront of engaging ecological, economic, and social challenges, with our portfolio today including our first ever undergraduate programme.

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And new for 2020, Dartington Arts School draws on our rich international heritage and our wealth of dance, theatre, music and art studios to provide a dynamic and responsive context for contemporary postgraduate study.

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A student from Plymouth Universtiy works on the eco-pod at DartingtonWe offer a variety of opportunities for part-time learning, with courses ranging from a few hours, to weekly classes, to longer residential experiences.

Schumacher College delivers a unique brand of small-group, residential experiences which embrace themes of wellbeing and sustainability. Courses take place in the classroom, gardens and kitchen, and range from a weekend to three weeks.

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Curating programmes across music, performance, writing, dance and contemporary visual art, our new programme of arts courses aim to animate our rural space with global perspective and profound experiences. They beautifully complement our exisiting Craft Revolution programme in collaboration with over 50 makers from across the South West and beyond.

A variety of other programmes run throughout the year, including four weeks of shared music making, learning and listening at our renowned Dartington Music Summer School & Festival.

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Learning is the beating heart of our year-round programme of events, which spans genres from film to craft to exhibitions.

Due to the coronavirus crisis, much of our events programme (including our Barn Cinema) is taking a break. Instead, we’re running a virtual programme, which includes the first ever online editions of our long-running Earth Talks.

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Learning at Dartington is mainly delivered through the courses and events we offer year-round, but a range of resources are also available online to help get a flavour of what we offer.

Schumacher College has an wide range of talks and interviews available on their YouTube channel, and you can read student essays and dissertations on their website. Our online Earth Talk series is also available in full to watch online.

You can read the latest learning-related news here, and explore the history of the estate online here.

Other resources include our Arts and Learning podcast channel, which includes playlists such as our Laser Talks – inspired by the school climate strikes, Dark Mountain and Extinction Rebellion.

Latest news & blogs

Diary: Notes from the Walled Kitchen Garden

Diary: Notes from the Walled Kitchen Garden

Regular, rolling updates from the brilliant volunteer team at our beautiful Kitchen Garden! Follow the progress of this beautiful organic garden as zero-food miles produce is grown for our café, The Green Table and our restaurant, The White Hart.

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Hard to believe that #AutumnEquinox is here already! Where will the new season take you this year? Here's a link to what's coming up at Dartington over the next few months: https://bit.ly/344m6Zt 📷Kim Aldis #Autumn #Autumn2020 #AutumnalEquinox #AutumnTreats #EscapeTheEveryday #dartington ...

We are now taking bookings for business meetings and conferences taking place from 1 October. As the site of major developments in social reform and education, Dartington Estate is the ideal location for those looking for a venue with a meaningful, progressive heritage. We have a wide range of stunning indoor and outdoor spaces available, and there is a robust #covidsafepolicy in place. More info and enquiries at: www.dartington.org/our-venue/conferences ...

Have you signed up yet to our October #ClimateMarathon? Join us and a growing community of runners and walkers all around the world who are preparing to grab their running shoes / walking boots this October to celebrate and support all the work being done to address challenges posed by climate change, including #COP26. Welcome to our new partners Green Sports Alliance too! You can register to participate via the Climate Marathon link in our bio. ...

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