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South Downs Heritage Centre

Artists & Makers

Donny Carstairs 


Donny began his journey with slate from humble beginnings back in 1992, starting with just 4 simple products and a strong commitment to marry contemporary styling to the natural character of the slate used.

Today he is the country’s largest slate homeware producer. Throughout these years of change the one thing that has remained the same is he and his team’s commitment to "Contemporary Style and Natural Character" at the very heart of everything they do.

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Donny Carstairs

Medium(s):

Slate, Stoneware, Copper, Oak,

Donny Carstairs

Medium(s):

Slate, Stoneware, Copper, Oak,

Donny Carstairs 


Donny began his journey with slate from humble beginnings back in 1992, starting with just 4 simple products and a strong commitment to marry contemporary styling to the natural character of the slate used.

Today he is the country’s largest slate homeware producer. Throughout these years of change the one thing that has remained the same is he and his team’s commitment to "Contemporary Style and Natural Character" at the very heart of everything they do.

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Heritage Centre Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday: 9:00 - 17:30
Sunday: 10:30 - 16:30 (Browsing from 10:00) 

The Barn Coffee Shop & Restaurant Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday: 9:00 - 17:30
Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00

Latest News

Honey Bees on Holiday in the Museum of Gardening

You may be wondering where our honey bee hive has gone. Don’t worry, the bees are enjoying a relaxing holiday while their luxury pad is having a spruce up. They’ll be back before you know it!... continue reading »

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Our Partners

Tates Of Sussex

The South Downs Heritage Centre is located at South Downs Nurseries, part of the Tates of Sussex Garden Centre Group