National Park Visitor Centre - Postbridge
Address: Main car park on the B3212 Moretonhampstead to Two Bridges road.
Postcode: PL20 6TH
Telephone: 01822 880272
Fax: 01822 880906
Opening Times 2017/18
01 January 2017 – 03 March 2017
Open Thursday to Sunday 10.00am - 3.00pm
1. Open daily during school holidays apart from Christmas Day and Boxing Day
2. All Visitor Centres will be shut from Monday 27 February 2017 - Friday 03 March for annual maintenance
04 March – 30 March 2017
Open Thursday to Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm
01 April – 29 October 2017
Open daily 10.00am – 5.00pm
Our Visitor Centre at Postbridge is staffed by knowledgeable local people, who will be happy to help with advice and ideas on your visit to the Dartmoor area. We stock an extensive range of maps, guide books and publications about Dartmoor, as well as a range of useful items for the outdoor enthusiast and a variety of gifts and stationery. There are public toilets with disabled access.
Postbridge is our most centrally situated Visitor Centre in the heart of the moor. It is easily accessible and the drive from either Exeter or Plymouth takes you through some of the most stunning moorland landscapes. Postbridge provides an excellent gateway to the north moor for enthusiastic hill walkers and our Centre staff will be pleased to help you to plan a suitable route. The weather can be very changeable on the high moor and walkers should be adequately equipped for anything more than a short stroll.
Whitehorse Hill Replicas and Life, Death and Landscape exhibition at National Park Visitor Centre - Postbridge
The Life, Death and Landscape exhibition, telling the story of prehistoric Dartmoor, is on show at the Visitor Centre with Bronze Age Dartmoor finds from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum’s collection - and, for the first time on Dartmoor, there is a display showcasing replicas of items found in the internationally important Whitehorse Hill prehistoric burial. Some of these were part of the recent major exhibition at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, whilst some have not been on public display before
See a superb display of stone tools and weapons, some fine replica bronze tools and weapons and a specially produced replica Bronze Age Trevisker Ware cooking pot. A film being screened during the exhibition tells the story of how the pot was made. A specially commissioned replica of the Hameldon dagger, possibly one of the most important prehistoric finds on Dartmoor is also on display. Siting the exhibition at Postbridge is particularly appropriate as the Centre lies within a short walk of some fine Bronze Age remains including settlement and burial sites, enabling visitors to see for themselves why Dartmoor is one of the most important areas in western Europe for prehistoric archaeology.
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