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Our eco-venue

  • A solid timber frame
  • A wood burning stove
  • A 1.4kw solar panel that feeds the low-energy lighting
  • Composting toilets with low water flush
  • Glass-fronted, south-facing aspect for maximum light and warmth
  • It's insulated with recycled telephone directories

Hire our Discovery Centre

A real eco-venue in the heart of Purbeck, Dorset

A real eco-venue in the heart of Purbeck, Dorset

Our unique venue for business events and private parties is easy to reach from Bournemouth and Poole and specially designed to bring you closer to nature – and it’s available for hire.

The Discovery Centre is just off  the Studland Ferry Road, just minutes from the chain ferry, and offers ample parking.

Designed with the environment in mind and set in natural woodland, about 600 yards from the sea at Studland, the centre brings together traditional building techniques with modern technology.

Book the Discovery Centre or find out more.

Facilities

  • Fully equipped for presentations with indoor seating for 40, plus an outdoor area
  • Ample parking, disability access and toilets
  • Minutes from the chain ferry to Poole and Bournemouth
  • National Trust catering, plus onsite kitchen

Available for:

A group of people outside the Discovery Centre in Studland, Dorset

  • Team building
  • Away days
  • Conferences and courses
  • Family parties
  • Wedding receptions
  • End-of-walk celebrations – it's minutes from the South West Coast Path

The Discovery Centre is yours for a range of activities, indoors and out © National Trust/Martin Franks

The Discovery Centre is yours for a range of activities, indoors and out

Private hire prices

  • £15 per hour or £12.60 an hour if you are using our catering service
  • Price may vary according to use and number of people
  • For more information, call in, phone 01929 450580 or email Kevin Rideout
  • National Trust catering from £5.50 per head

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