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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

What's Special About Margam Discovery Centre

Margam Discovery Centre is one of 20 residential centres in the UK managed by the Field Studies Council, an independent educational charity that promotes environmental understanding for all with 70 years of experience.

Set in 850 acres of beautiful parkland where 600 deer roam freely. The centre is a state of the art low carbon footprint building designed by The Welsh School of Architects. The park boasts an Iron Age hill fort, the remains of a 12th Century Cistercian Abbey, Margam Abbey Church and a beautiful 18th Century Orangery.

There is a wide & varied range of geographical and scientific study sites within close proximity to Margam Discovery Centre. From the Gower (an area of outstanding natural beauty), the heritiage coastline & rolling upland hills to the urban industrial areas such as Swansea, Crymlyn Burrows, Port Talbot and Porthcawl.

(Pictured: Kenfig, The River Ogmore & Swansea)

The Centre is run in partnership with Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council.

Margam Discovery Centre has been awarded the Primary and Secondary Geography Quality Mark by the Geographical Association. We also hold the Quality Badge awarded by The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. This demonstrates that we consistently deliver high quality teaching and learning experiences and manage risk effectively. This means you have to complete less paperwork when visiting our Centres. We also hold an Eco Centres Award for commitment to embedding a truly sustainable approach in the centre and the wider community.

Our Awards