Room at the End

Little Toller has long enjoyed a close working relationship with the artists who illustrate our books. It feels like a perfectly natural progression for us to open a small gallery and bookshop here at HQ.

Little Toller started it’s days in a bedroom, then a derelict barn attached to our house – a building which has been dormant since we moved to our new office space in Lower Dairy’s cowyard. But now we’ve decided to inhabit it again by opening our doors  for specially commissioned gallery shows, author talks and other events.

Room at the End exhibits curated shows based on landscape, place, architecture and wildlife. It is also the centre of gravity for the Little Toller artist-in-residents, who work and stay with us throughout the year.

Room at the End also stocks a selection of books, cards and other hand-selected items. It is open by appointment and for two or three small shows a year. Please get in touch if you would like to pay us a visit or join our exhibition mailing list.


Every year Little Toller invite artists working in a variety of disciplines to stay in West Dorset so they can research a new project or spend time in the beautiful, peaceful surroundings of the Toller valley to concentrate on their work. The duration of each residency varies according to the needs of the artists and the project they propose to undertake while at Little Toller.

During their stay, each resident stays at The Store and has access to both the Little Toller and Common Ground library. We ask residents to run one or two workshops, either at a nearby primary school, at the Architectural Association at Hooke Park, the Dorset Studio School, or similar organisations in the local community. We also invite the artists to take part in a biannual group show in the Room at the End, Little Toller’s exhibition space.