Architectural Association
Hooke Park
Dorset DT8 3PH
T: 01308 863 588


Hooke Park is located about 3 miles south-east of the town of Beaminster, close to the village of Hooke.
By car: Road access is via the main entrance gate on the north-east side of the site, close to Hooke village. Approach from Crewkerne via the A303 and A3066, from Beaminster via the B3163, or from Dorchester via the A37 and A356. The approach road to Hooke Park is narrow and single-track in places.
By train:
The most convenient train station for travel from London is Crewkerne (2.5 hours, trains typically every 2 hours from London Waterloo). Dorchester, Yeovil and Maiden Newton stations are also near by.  See details of train departure times.

Taxis for transfer to Hooke Park should be pre-booked (for example Craig’s taxis: 01308 861 000).

AA students can book visits through their tutors here.

Public access to the estate is open through its public right-of-ways. A bridleway runs across the site from the main entrance to the village of South Poorton. There is also a way-marked permissive path that passes through the campus. All visitors are requested to be aware that Hooke Park is a private working forest with tree-felling and other potentially dangerous activities. There is no general public access to the buildings or the teaching facilities but visitors are welcome by prior arrangement only.

We host regular Open Days, public lectures and volunteer weeks – see events.

Director – Martin Self

D+M Co-Director – Emmanuel Vercruysse

Administrator – Laura Kaddey

Workshop Manager – Charlie Corry-Wright

D+M Tutor + Operations – Zac Mollica

Technical Coordinator – Edward Coe

Forester – Christopher Sadd

Robotics Developer – Michael Arnett

Catering Manager – Georgie Corry-Wright


More info on the staff here.