The Museum of Dartmoor Life

The Museum
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Rural life on Dartmoor 100 years ago:

Could you live without electricity?
Could you cope without central heating?
Where would you get food and clothes if there were no supermarkets or clothes shops?


The people of Dartmoor did! Find out how at The Museum of Dartmoor Life, Okehampton.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Archive

Opening hours

Easter-end of November
Mon-Fri 1000-1615
Saturday 1000-1300

Admission charges

£4 Adults
£2 Children/students
£10 Family ticket

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Weapons and War, Decorative and Applied Art, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Land Transport

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Halloween fancy dress

A Midsummer Night's Museum

  • 18 May 2018 6-8pm

Late night opening of the museum for children to explore the galleries, listen to storytellers and make some crafts along the theme of a Midsummer Night's Dream.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6


£4 per child, free entrance to accompanying adults


The Museum of Dartmoor Life
3 West Street
EX20 1HQ




01837 52295

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