|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£5.00 per ticket|
|Child||£3.00 per ticket|
|Family||£13.00 per ticket|
|groups of ten or more||£4.50 per ticket|
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 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).
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
- Assistance Dogs
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Ramp/Level Access
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- Tea Rooms
- On-Site café/restaurant
- Picnic Site
- Tea Room
- Free car parking
- On-site Restaurant/Cafe
- Tea / Coffee Shop
- In town/city centre
- Indoor Attraction
- Open by appointment outside normal opening times
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
- Parking (charge)
- All major credit cards accepted
- Contactless payment accepted
- Delta accepted
- 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
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
Travel & Trade
- Group discounts available
- Groups Accepted
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 (23 Mar 2020 - 5 Dec 2020)|
* The museum is open from the 23rd March – 5th December 2020
Monday – Friday: 10am – 4.15pm
Saturday: 10am – 1pm