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Porlock Weir Natural History Centre
The Centre contains displays and information
about the Natural History of Exmoor


Children Welcome

Wheelchair Access

New and secondhand books

2nd May to 27th September
Wednesdays and Thursdays
1.30 – 5.00 pm


2 – 4 pm pm third Thursday each month from May to September.

Following the closure of Malmsmead Natural History Centre after
32 years in 2008 the Society began to seek alternative premises. After viewing a few unsatisfactory premises we were becoming despondent when in 2009, Dr Nigel Stone, Chief Executive of Exmoor National Park Authority came up with the suggestion that we might be able to use a small room which had become available after alterations to the Porlock Weir public conveniences.

The Chairman and Secretary had a look at this, saw that it had possiblities and agreed to take it on. After the ramifications of planning applications, committee meetings and trying to unite members into a concerted effort our new centre was officially opened at 4 pm on Tuesday, 11th May, 2010.

It will never be another Malmsmead but it is a new, different venture and we hope members and the general public will give it their support. It is a chance for us to expand our charitable work of educating people about the wonderful wildlife of Exmoor.

Members gather for the opening of the Centre at Porlock Weir Car Park

The Centre is declared open by
Dr Nigel Stone, Chief Executive, Exmoor National Park.

The activities at the Centre receive
a Blessing from Rev. Colin Burke, Rector of Oare and Culbone.


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