Museum of Dartmoor Life

Museum of Dartmoor Life

Situated within a cobbled courtyard the Museum of Dartmoor Life exhibits over three floors a vast collection of objects relating to 5000 years of life on Dartmoor from the Bronze Age through to the mid-20th Century. Everything from roman pottery to a Bullnose Morris car.

There are a number of hunts and trails to help children explore the museum at their own speed. The museum hosts various workshops, temporary exhibitions and permanent activities for children, There is a small gift shop, ideal for locally made presents or souvenirs. The museum is also home to Okehampton Visitor Information Point where extremely knowledgeable members of the team are on hand to help plan days out.

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  • Collection 1

    A nineteenth century copper mine

  • Collection 2

    A local blacksmith's forge, faithfully rebuilt in the museum.

  • Collection 3

    Pleasures of the Victorian wash-house.

  • Collection 4

    A Bullnose Morris Car

  • Collection 5

    Three floors to discover.

Admission & prices

Opening Times

21st March 2022 to Beginning of December 2022

Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturdays 10am 1pm

Admission: Adults £5.00, Children/Students £3.00, under 4's FREE, Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £13.00 (1 adult & 2 children) £9

Find us

On foot from the central crossroads in Okehampton, walk past the entrance to the White Hart Hotel until you come to an archway, walk through it and you are in the Museum Courtyard. Car parking is available to the rear of the Museum. Follow brown sign

Museum news

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    The Museum of Dartmoor Life has co-curated an exhibition to celebrate our Queen's Platinum Jubilee with community partners and members of the public......

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  • Parking available
  • Toilets On-Site
  • Wheelchair access
  • Childrens activities
  • Gift Shop

The John Young Gallery offering exhibitions, functions, talks and performances.

Museum Shop

Tea Rooms nearby

Access: Braille guide and lift to all floors

- 'Kept 4 children occupied for a couple of hours - Mum, Dad, Granny & Grampa Too!'

- 'So interesting - we didn't leave enough time! We will have to come back!'

- 'Well worth a visit'

- 'Great museum for kids - nice for them to touch - lots to look at'

- 'Educational - lots of help with my project!'

- 'Plenty to keep youngsters occupied'

- 'What an asset to Okehampton: it's a gem'

- 'Excellent museum for an excellent admittance price'

- -Interesting educational do not miss'
These are some of the comments passed 2014 to 2016 by visitors to the Museum of Dartmoor Life in Okehampton:

Museum of Dartmoor Life
Museum Courtyard
3 West Street
EX20 1HQ

T: 01837 52295

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Museum of Dartmoor Life

Museum of Dartmoor Life
Museum Courtyard
3 West Street

Okehampton, DEVON EX20 1HQ