Family ticket: £10
Groups of 10 people or more coming to the museum during normal opening hours receive a discount: £3.50 per person
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.
Set in its own charming cobbled courtyard, the Museum Of Dartmoor Life is based in a three storey old Mill in the centre of Okehampton. The Museum tells for story of the people who lived on Dartmoor, from prehistory through to the present.
Hence it is an ideal way to start your visit to Dartmoor. 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 introduction to farming on Dartmoor and other local industries.
For Children there are Interactive Exhibits, a range of activity trails, including letterbox stamps, find the Dartmoor Piskies and build your own Stonehenge.
The John Young Gallery hosts two or three temporary exhibitions each year, with topics ranging from local crafts peoples exhibitions, Tinworking Displays, as well as workshops and events.
For people interested, we have a Research room with a small library of books about Dartmoor and access to a picture archive. The Museum also hosts it's own gift shop, the Tourist Information Centre for Okehampton, a craft gallery and the Victorian Pantry tea rooms, so all make this a place to stop over and explore for an hour or two.
Disabled Parking and access for wheelchair users, with a lift to all floors.
For access needs and opening hours please telephone 01837 52295.
- Accept Children over 7
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- On-Site café/restaurant
Children & Infants
- Accept Children Over 3
- On-site Restaurant/Cafe
- Tea / Coffee Shop
- In town/city centre
- Indoor Attraction
- Open by appointment outside normal opening times
- Accept Bank Transfers, Internet Payment or SWIFT/IBAN
- Special group rates
- Family Fun
- Marketed towards children - Children Activities for free
- Marketed towards families
- Marketed towards senior citizens - Many items on display from early 1900's.
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
Travel & Trade
- Group discounts available
Map & Directions
The museum is in West Devon off Fore Street in the centre of Okehampton.
From Exeter, leave the A30 dual carriageway, follow the brown signs and continue 1½ miles on the B3260 into the centre of Okehampton.
From the west, leave the A30 just beyond Sourton. Follow the brown signs. The museum & town centre are 2½ miles along the B3260.
Public Transport Directions
By Bus from Exeter Bus Station, there is a regular bus service from 7.00 to 18.00 Monday to Saturdays.
|Museum of Dartmoor Life (25 Mar 2017 - 29 Oct 2017)|
|Museum of Dartmoor Life (26 Mar 2018 - 6 Dec 2018)|
* The museum is open from 26 March – 6 December 2018
Monday – Friday: 10am – 4.15pm
Saturday: 10am – 1pm
Sunday: 10am – 3pm*