Dartmouth Visitor Centre is situated in the heart of town in the Mayor’s Avenue car park.
We provide a welcoming face to visitors providing information about local events and attractions, travel arrangements and accommodation advice – amongst many other things.
Our team of staff and volunteers have excellent local knowledge and we are delighted to help you plan your visits and days out – we sell a wide variety of maps, walks and attractions leaflets.
Dartmouth Visitor Centre Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday: 10am-4pm
THOMAS NEWCOMEN MEMORIAL ENGINE
At the visitor centre you will also find the oldest working model of the first atmospheric steam engine – invented here in Dartmouth by local man Thomas Newcomen c 1712. This engine was used by the Coventry Canal Company for pumping water into the canal at Hawkesbury Junction, Warwickshire and was brought back to its birthplace in 1963 by The Newcomen Society.
There is an interesting and informative video about the Newcomen Engine presented by Adam Hart-Davis in the Engine Room.
Plan your visit to Dartmouth