Dovecot Studios is pleased to offer group visits and tours of our exhibitions and building. The tours are a great way to personalise your visit and find out more about the incredible art of tapestry and rug-making. If you have any particular requests please contact the Dovecot team directly.

Education Group Visit

£5 per student under 12
£7 per student aged 12 + (with 1x free tutor/teacher for every 10 students/pupils)

Exhibition Group Visit

£8 per person for group of up to 20 people
£7.50 per person for groups of 21 and more

Dovecot Exhibition Tour

30 minute tour for up to 20 people + £8 per person exhibition ticket

For groups of visitors who wish to have a more in-depth understanding of Dovecot’s current exhibition. A member of the Dovecot team will lead your group around the exhibition and help you to discover more about the works featured.

Dovecot from Above

30 minutes for up to 20 people

This tour is led by one of Dovecot Tapestry Studio’s Weavers, giving you an unparalleled insight into Dovecot’s history and the weaver’s own experience. Held on our Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony, this tour provides the opportunity to see a working tapestry studio and ask questions in real time.

Exhibition and Viewing Balcony Tour

£300 inclusive of exhibition ticket
1 hour for up to 20 people

An extensive tour that includes a 30 minute guided tour of the current exhibition, followed by a tour of the Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony, culminating with a Q&A session with a member of the Dovecot Team. Ideal for students and young people studying fine art, design, arts management, or museum studies.


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Gallery & Shop

Opening times:
Gallery & Shop
Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm (including Sunday's during August)

Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony
Mon-Fri: 12-3pm
Sat: 10am-5pm


Pinks at Dovecot
Mon-Sat: 10am-4pm 

Festival Opening Times:

Mon-Sun 9.30am-5pm*
Monday 2nd August-Monday 30th August

*Late night opening on every Thursday until 8pm