Visit us virtually

Take a virtual tour of West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. Explore the degree and diploma workshops and studios, plus student areas such as the dining room, bar and craft shop.

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Students in the bar at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation

Open Day

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation is internationally recognised for conservation and arts education. Book your place at our next open day and see for yourself why 97% of students would recommend studying here. A visit to the College is the perfect opportunity to find out more about the course you are interested in, meet the tutors and see the workshops, chat to other students and find out about funding opportunities. 

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A Unique Historic Venue

Host your meeting, conference, product launch or away day in one of our beautiful state rooms rich in arts history for between six and 100 guests or delegates.

Find out more about private dining events, special birthday or anniversary celebrations, in historic characterful rooms. Mouth-watering menus are prepared using fresh and local ingredients where possible, with wines chosen to complement your menu.

Relax and unwind in the beautiful location, staying with us as a B&B guest. Enjoy the stunning views and walks in West Dean Gardens.

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Escape the everyday

Come to a concert, attend a free artist or author talk or be inspired by one of our partner events.


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Help preserve our future

West Dean is part of a registered charity and relies on the support of generous donors, friends, legacies to help us deliver world-class education in conservation and the creative arts and maintain our award-winning gardens.

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