National Stone Centre

Opening Hours
10am - 5 pm Apr - Sep
10am - 4 pm Oct - Mar
7 days a week


Course Types

Dry Stone Walling
Dry Stone Walling Course for Beginners
Dry Stone Walling Course for Improvers
Stone Carving
Stone Carving Course (2 Days)
Stone Carving Course (3 Days)
Stone Carving Restoration Course (4 Days)
Stone Carving Course (2, 3 or 4 Days Flexible)

General conditions for all courses: All participants are accepted on the understanding that they are fit and capable of enjoying the course. The Dry Stone Walling courses involve frequent lifting of stone. All courses are offered in good faith but small changes may have to be made after the initial advertisement.

No refund of fees will be given after the course has begun but, in the event of a course having to be cancelled, a full refund will be given or alternative dates will be offered.   For all courses, tools and materials will be provided.

Suitable footwear & clothing:  A number of these courses are held outdoors in all but the very worst weather. We strongly recommend that suitably sturdy & strong boots - i.e. steel toe cap boots - are worn; lightweight trainers and ordinary shoes are not suitable. We also recommend that waterproof clothing be brought to the course in case the weather is unsettled - and perhaps some sun cream as you'll be outside all day, possibly in full sunshine!  Gloves are provided but you may wish to bring your own.

Course Timings: Courses run from 10am to 4pm each day.

Café area: A lovely range of food and drink can be purchased from the Blue Lagoon Café at the Discovery Centre while on these courses - or, you can bring your own sandwiches and drinks if you prefer.

Gift vouchers: are available, a perfect surprising gift for family or friends! Contact us now for more information. Vouchers are 'open date' so that firm dates can then be booked by the recipient (subject to space being available).

Prices: please check individual courses for prices.

Payment:  As places are limited we will only honour your booking if payment is made within two weeks of booking.

If we do not receive payment for the course within this two weeks period your place will be given to someone else.
To ensure your place on this course please pay either here online by PayPal (you do not need to have a PayPal account - you can pay by credit or debit card by signing in as a guest to pay into our PayPal account.
Alternatively, you can call us any day on: 01629 824833 (we are open seven days a week 10am to 4pm) to make your payment by credit or debit card over the phone.  You can also pay in person in the Rock Shop within the Discovery Centre at the National Stone Centre in cash, card or cheque - or by posting us a cheque to the address at the bottom of the page.
We look forward to meeting you on the course.

Please contact us for more details.