17th August, 2023

Drawn to the Valley Open Studios – get there by train

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Hop on the train for the much-anticipated return of Open Studios by Drawn to the Valley. Meet and discover new artists, explore local studios, and find new pieces to add to your collection.

Open Studios runs from Saturday 26th August to Sunday 3rd September. Please note however that there are rail strikes on both Saturdays (26 Aug and 2 Sept).

This year, sixty talented artists will be showcasing a range of styles and mediums such as textiles, ceramics, jewellery, glass and more. Many of them can be reached by train:

Gunnislake, Calstock and Cotehele – on the Tamar Valley Line

Hop on the scenic Tamar Valley Line from Plymouth and visit 15 talented artists all within walking distance of Calstock and Gunnislake stations.

TAMAR VALLEY CENTRE, GUNNISLAKE5 min walk from Gunnislake station / open 10:30 – 4:30 daily


TREGONY HOUSE, GUNNISLAKE14 min walk from Gunnislake station / open 10:00 – 16:00 daily


GRESHAM HOUSE STUDIO, ALBASTON14 min walk from Gunnislake station / Open 10:00 – 16:00 daily

  • Peter Ursem (Printmaking, painting, drawing – pictured below)

COTEHELE NATIONAL TRUSTscenic 1.2-mile riverside and woodland walk from Calstock station / Open 11:00 – 16:00 daily / Free entry to National Trust members or standard entrance fee to non-members


Saltash

Hop on the train from Plymouth and enjoy beautiful views across the river as you pass over the Royal Albert Bridge.

WELLESLEY HOUSE, SALTASH – 3 min walk from Saltash station / open 10am – 5pm daily


Tavistock and Plymouth

From Calstock or Gunnislake you can take the 79 bus to Tavistock where there are four artists within walking distance of the station. There are 20 artists around Plymouth – please check the brochure and map if you are planning to walk to them from Plymouth station.


Plan your trip

For further information visit Drawn to the Valley’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages, or pick up a free flyer from your local arts venue, post office, library or information centre. Alternatively, you can view their brochure using the below link:

Save a third off any adult fare for you and a friend (with kids travelling for just £1) with a Devon & Cornwall Railcard – just £12 a year for local residents. Now available to buy online.

Look up train times and buy rail tickets on the GWR website or app.

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