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River Stour Trust Visitor Education Centre

*September 2018 update* - A fire has meant that the venue is unusable as we plan and implement its rebuild. 

A significant venture for the River Stour Trust that was part-funded by the Millennium Commission as an extension to the funding awarded to build Great Cornard Lock. The venue is used to promote the River Stour Navigation, its importance in Britain’s industrial and cultural heritage, and the Trust’s own role in promoting use of this historic waterway.

It houses our administrative office and archival records that will provide resources for schools, students and researchers. It is a destination for walkers, cyclists and boaters with a footpath and cycleway running alongside the river from the main road and the recent opening (in December 2018) of a riverside footpath between Sudbury and Great Cornard enabling easy access and pleasant surroundings between these locations.

Who to contact

Name
Catherine Burrows
Position
Administrator
Telephone
01787 313199
Email
administrator@riverstourtrust.org
Website
http://www.riverstourtrust.org
Social Media
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Address
River Stour Trust Visitor Education Centre (VEC)
Dove House Meadow
Great Cornard
SUDBURY
Suffolk
Postcode
CO10 0GF
Notes

The VEC is the administrative base for the River Stour Trust and is generally staffed 10am-4pm on Tuesday-Friday. Our restored Lighter, John Constable, is moored here and is available for river trips alongside our other Sudbury trip boats that operate between here, Great Cornard and Great Henny.

Additional contact

Name
Catherine Burrows
Position
Administrator

Where to go

Name
River Stour Trust
Address
Visitor Education Centre
Dove House Meadow
Great Cornard
Sudbury
Suffolk
Postcode
CO10 0GF
Area served
Suffolk
Venue Email
administrator@riverstourtrust.org
Venue Website
http://www.riverstourtrust.org
Parking available
Yes
Parking details
There is limited parking available in the grounds of the VEC. No parking is permitted anywhere on the river bank at any time e.g. parking is prohibited beyond the bollards that are installed opposite the VEC entrance gate.
Transport
Bus stops nearby.
Restrictions to access
Vehicular access and egress to and from the venue is only via the roadway closest to our boundary fence (over the millstream). There is no access or egress next to the pumping station (other than emergency vehicle use).

Other details

Age Groups
Pre-school, Children (5-11), Adults, Young people
Accessibility
Adapted Toilet
Last Updated
04/12/2018

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