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Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Address: Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9AF, England
Phone Number: +44 1626 832223
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Type: Art Galleries, Museums, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: Devon Guild of Craftsmen is an acclaimed exhibition space for contemporary craft and design as well...
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Type: Art Galleries, Museums, Shopping & Fashion
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: Devon Guild of Craftsmen is an acclaimed exhibition space for contemporary craft and design as well as a leading charity for craft education. Located in Bovey Tracey, our large craft centre offers inspiring exhibitions and events for people to buy, make and learn about contemporary craft. Our Craft Shop sells hand-made gifts and a wide range of contemporary craft work by 250 South West based makers. Our Terrace Cafe has delicious local food, childrens menu and play area as well as rooftop seating with glorious views across the town. Open daily, 10am - 5.30Pm We also have FREE wifi to keep you connected.

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

the museum and shop are blended, you don't feel like you are in a shop or a museum it was a wonderful way to explore the local artists work.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Large well lit exhibition hall and gallery shows off very well individual ceramics, pottery, and jewellery . Paintings and prints, wonderful collection of cards, Wood and stone, a real mix of local crafts. Looking for a special present for someone or wanting an individual souvenir to take home from Devon,? Look no further. Some quite expensive , it's true, but... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Wonderful gallery full of lovely Devon crafts. Very expensive, however. I can only look, wish and weep, but I enjoy doing all three of those, so that's okay.

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Taunton, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is a collective art centre for showcasing local artists. There is a permanent exhibition of work that was of surprisingly good quality as well as scheduled exhibitions through out the year, see their website for details of these. Just as important is their excellent cafe. Providing anything from a cup of coffee up to a good lunch it uses... More 

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Devon G, Marketing at Devon Guild of Craftsmen, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit. There is adjacent parking across the river for a small fee. We do not however own the car park between us and the former Riverside Inn though it is currently used for free by visitors. More 

northants
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Beautifully converted mill houses wide selection of fantastic crafts by superb artists. We were surprised by the huge size of the space and delighted by the quality of work there. Huge variety of price, excellent place for presents. Treated ourselves to a beautiful mosaic picture. Devon is lucky to have such a large amount of talent and somewhere so excellent... More 

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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Stopped off at this lovely gallery and had an enjoyable browse, sadly finances not good enough to buy what I wanted. However had an excellent coffee and a blissful cheese scone. Later, aftre a visit to Colehays Manor (daughter's wedding venue) we came back to the cafe for lunch which was a wonderful salad. it was imaginatively put together and... More 

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Regularly changing main exhibitions and a well-stocked art store. Fab food too so often come here just for lunch.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We usually have a trip here once or twice a year to see the various craft and art displays. Some not always to our taste personally. We appreciate it takes the crafts person a lot of time to make and produce but for the average pocket to buy it is very pricey. A shame really as there are some nice... More 

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Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We stopped off for a browse around during a walk around the town whilst visiting relatives. Nice setting, some strange pottery ('woman with bemused hen' consisted of a half naked, well built lady with a large out of proportion hen beside her, no wonder the hen was bemused). Still I guess beauty is in they eye of the farmholder. There... More 

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Devon G, Marketing at Devon Guild of Craftsmen, responded to this review

Thanks you for your comments. We try to cater for broad audiences and hope you will give us a try again in the future.. More 

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We are always keen to support local arts and crafts and to visit any historic sites when we are on holiday in the UK. This is in the old water mill which is a beautiful building and presumably this was saved by the Guild purchasing it and converting it for this purpose. We were totally gobsmacked at the prices, we... More 

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Devon G, Marketing at Devon Guild of Craftsmen, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We cater for a broad range of visitors and our prices vary considerably from a few pounds to a few thousand pounds. As we are free admission we hope you'll give us another try in the future and find something affordable you like. More 

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