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Museum of Dartmoor Life, Okehampton, Devon

Museum of Dartmoor Life
Museum Courtyard
West Street


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Housed on three floors in an early 19th century mill, this lively museum tells the story of how people have lived, worked and played on and around Dartmoor through the centuries. It shows how the moorland has shaped their lives just as their work has shaped the moorland. In the Cranmere Gallery, temporary exhibitions feature local history, art and crafts.

  • Interactive exhibits and models
  • Reconstructions and large working waterwheel
  • Sound recordings and video of old farming methods
  • Education service and object loan service
  • Archives: photo, aural etc; and reference library
  • Devon Record Office Service Point for research into family history
  • Local walks starting point
  • Museum shop - for gifts and books


Tourist Info Number: Local Tourist Information Centre: +44 (0)183 753 020
Months Open: Easter to December
Monday to Friday 10.15am - 4pm
Saturday 10.15am - 1pm
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Coach Parking: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Contact Name for Groups: Mrs Webber
Gift Shop: Yes
Catering: Tea Rooms

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