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.
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 Tourist 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. The museum also hosts workshops and activities for children, ‘Tea & Talk Events’ on a monthly basis from Easter to October, exhibitions and Father Christmas on Edwardian Evening.
The museum is the perfect place 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 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.
- Accept Children over 7
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Ramp/Level Access
- 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 2020 - 5 Dec 2020)|
* The museum is open from 26 March – 6 December 2018
Monday – Friday: 10am – 4.15pm
Saturday: 10am – 1pm
Sunday: 10am – 3pm*