Museum of Dartmoor Life

Museum of Dartmoor Life, 3 West Street, Okehampton EX20 1HQ

Opening times

Monday
10am - 4.15pm
Tuesday
10am - 4.15pm
Wednesday
10am - 4.15pm
Thursday
10am - 4.15pm
Friday
10am - 4.15pm
Saturday
10am - 1pm

Prices

Your admission provides free entry to the museum for the next 12 months, so pay once and come in free for the rest of the year! You will be issued with an Annual Card, which also entitles the holder to a 20% discount on the entrance fee to Okehampton Castle. Please note the annual card does not provide free entry to museum events that are charged for separately.
Adult
£5
Child
£3
Family
£13
Groups of 10 or more
£4.50 per person

Special Offers

There are no Special Offers at this time – check back soon!

About

Situated within a cobbled courtyard next door to the White Hart Hotel, Okehampton, the Museum of Dartmoor Life exhibits over three floors a vast collection of objects spanning 5,000 years of life on Dartmoor from the Bronze Age through to the mid-20th Century.Together with providing the Visitor Information Point for Okehampton, Northern Dartmoor and beyond, the museum is a busy place with a variety of activities going on.

The museum has plenty of events and exhibitions running throughout the season.  There are a number of ‘Discovery Zones’ and trails to help children explore the museum at their own speed. A lift within the museum ensures that it is fully accessible to all (please note that unfortunately the lift is out of action for the 2020 season). The museum also hosts workshops and activities for children. Please visit the Dartmoor Expirences section of the Visit Dartmoor website for details of bespoke walks, talks, and museum tour packages that can be arranged.

The museum is the perfect place  to start your Dartmoor exploration. Find out about Truck-a-mucks, Tinning and Mining landscapes, Bronze Age huts and the military on Dartmoor. Displays include a reconstructed Bronze Age hut, Victorian Kitchens, Blacksmiths Forge, Wheelwright’s workshop as well as an introduction to farming on Dartmoor and other local industries.

Temporary exhibitions run throughout the year in the John Young gallery which are included in the admission fee. The museum also houses an extensive archive, enquiries are free of charge. Although donations are welcome.

The Victorian Pantry Tea Rooms located in the Museum Courtyard are the perfect start or end to your museum visit.

Admission comes with an annual card allowing free admission for the rest of the year.

Parking and access for wheelchair users, with a lift to all floors (please note that unfortunately the lift is out of action for the 2020 season).

Key Facilities


Shop


Parking


Restaurant/Cafe


Picnic Area


Disabled Access


Guide Dogs permitted


Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Additional Facilities

What's Nearby

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Meldon Viaduct

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The Dartmoor Artisan Trail

Artisan Trail - Across Dartmoor

Roadford Lake

Reservoir - Broadwoodwidger

War Horse Valley

History of War Horse - Iddesleigh

The Sculpture School

Sculpture School - North Tawton

RHS Garden Rosemoor

Gardens - Great Torrington

Paul Rendell

Walking Tours - Okehampton

Okehampton Show

Local Event- Okehampton

Finch Foundry

National Trust Venue - Okehampton
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