Dunster National Park Centre

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Exmoor National Park Centre, Dunster is the ideal place to discover more about Exmoor and the local area.Dunster Exmoor National Park Centre Awards

Informative displays, leaflets, maps, publications, exhibitions, interactive exhibits, a film theatre, and details of local events provide visitors and residents with inspiration and information to make the most of their time.

It is conveniently situated alongside one of the main routes into Exmoor and is ideally located for people arriving in the area.

Experienced staff ('Exmoor Experts') have an excellent knowledge of the locality and can provide bespoke advice to meet the needs of all those visiting. Staff will be pleased to assist with information about public transport in the area, including local bus services and the West Somerset Railway. The Centre has facilities for group visits, particularly students, who are studying the National Park.

The centre’s retail space provides an excellent range of books, maps and guides and locally produced foods and goods.

Entry to the centre is free.

Contact Details

Opening Times

Dunster National Park Centre
Dunster Steep
TA24 6SE

Tel: 01643 821835

Winter Opening Hours 2022/23:
Weekends in November 10am - 3pm
1 & 2 Dec 10am - 9pm for Dunster by Candlelight,  
3 Dec 10am-3pm
10-18 February, 10am-3pm.
Weekends in March to 23/3/24 10am-3pm.

Summer opening from 23 March 2024:
10am - 5pm, 7 days a week.


Level access can be provided to all areas of the centre via external doors.

Explore Dunster

Follow our Exmoor Explorer Walk (featured in the film below) to discover more about medieval Dunster. You can purchase the route guide in our Centre or find out more online here.

You can also download the "Discover Dunster" Leaflet with some Ideas for exploring the wider Dunster area here, or a leaflet showing the highlights of this medieval village here

You can find out more about Dunster on the Discover Dunster Website