Virtual Visit to The Eden Project

Photographic guide to Phase I 

**Phase One History file**

 This is what you would have seen if you visited the big build 

15th May 2000 to 7th January 2001

The visitor centre is shown here as it was then.  Now it's the departure lounge and bigger shop the cafe still there. The Gallery in now used for education and special events. 


How to get to Eden


   If you approach from the A30 via Roach this is one of the special roads to Eden that you can travel along.

If you approach from Plymouth along the A390 when you reach St Blazey, you take a right turn after the railway crossing into Prideaux road, passing by the drive entrance to Nanscawen Manor House on your right, turning left at the junction and in to The Eden Project site.  Then follow the road to the car parks.

The Eden Project site is now well sign posted.

When parking the car you will be directed to one of the parking bays marked with a fruit, oranges lemons etc.  This makes it easy to remember where you parked, as the car parking areas are hidden by plants and flags.  17/11/00 Update the flags have been taken down for the winter months. 

You then head to the Gateway Building along a pathways winding between flags and plants. There are some good views here of the biomes.



A land train and buggy  travel around the car parks and can take you down to the Gateway Building.  If you have trouble walking or you buy too much from the shop it will carry you back to your car.  The people at Eden think of most things to make your visit a happy and

enjoyable one. 


Enjoy some wonderful refreshments in the dining area.

Plan of the Visitor Centre

Gateway Building


Visitor Centre History Phase 1

This is as it was May 2000




Each part is hot linked, just click on the part you would like to take a look at.







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I would like to thank the Eden Project for the use of the scans of the Visitor Centre and map.

The information on this site is not in anyway endorsed by the Eden Project