Get involved. Have your say. Cheer us on.

‘We are going through a time of great change at Dartington, a time full of uncertainty and creative potential… The Trust is at a turning point,’ says our CEO Rhodri Samuel.

And we are turning in effect to the philosophy of Dorothy and Leonard Elmhirst. Innovative thinkers, founders and architects of the ‘Dartington Experiment’, they shaped the place we know today. In moving forward, we are seeking to re-embrace their concept of a ‘many-sided life’.

You can be a part of this, too.

We want to create a ‘living and learning laboratory’ on our land to forge deep personal and societal change. One with strong human and ecological values at its core.

That means progressive new projects, collaborations and partnerships across learning, social justice, science and technology, the arts, design, making, land stewardship (including food), enterprise, development and community. All the while convening debate and sharing and exchanging ideas and learning with the wider world.

It’s hugely inspiring.

Please join us on this journey, this adventure, this challenge.
Help us shape our plans at Dartington.
Identify with us a meaningful and sustainable future.
And be able to say you played a part in it.  

Become a Member today

Membership is open to everyone – whether you’re a regular visitor or simply want to stay connected with the work we do from afar.

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Our Members enjoy:

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Regular Membership packages

Dartington Membership – £35

  • Benefits as above.

Dartington Family Membership – £60

  • You and your family can support Dartington together, share in updates and information and enjoy the benefits individually as you each visit Dartington.

Further bolt-on options:

  • Annual parking permit: £17.50
  • Standby studio access: £25 for 10 sessions

Do you live, work or study* in the parish?

As neighbours, we want to ensure you remain closely connected, involved and influential in Dartington’s activities. We offer membership at half price for anyone living, working or studying in Dartington Parish.

*As of October 2016, we are extending Parish Membership packages to new membership applications from parents of children attending schools in the Dartington Parish.

Price list for parishioners (all benefits correspond to packages above):

  • Parish Membership – £17.50
  • Parish Membership + Parking – £35
  • Parish Family Membership – £30
  • Parish Family Membership + Parking – £47.50

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Access the Members Area

Members Area

Already a Member? You can access the Members Area at any time to read the latest newsletter, check Member offers and find out more about bespoke Member events.

You’ll need a password which you will have received in our communications with you as a Member. If you can’t find it or don’t know it, contact us at

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Annual Members Meeting and Archive Film Première

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Members of Dartington are warmly invited to our second Annual Members Meeting which this year will feature a second lot of newly restored archive film, updates on Dartington’s evolving new strategy, delicious organic and vegetarian food and drink and optional site tours.

Want to attend but not yet a Member? Become a Member now