Museum of Dartmoor Life

Museum of Dartmoor Life
3 West Street
EX20 1TG

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014



01837 52295

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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.

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Opening hours

Mon-Sat 1000-1700
31 May-30 September
Mon-Sun 1000-1700
Mon-Fri 1000-1700

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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Heritage Open Days 2014: Museum of Dartmoor Life

  • 11 — 13 September 2014

Free entry to this fascinating museum which tells the story of 5000 years of human activity on Dartmoor from prehistory to 20th century farming. Extending over three floors, the collection and interactive displays bring to life 'the people's story' for visitors of all ages. Highlights include a reconstructed Bronze Age hut, Victorian kitchen, blacksmith's shop and farming exhibits. Learn about traditional Dartmoor industries such as glassmaking, quarrying and rural crafts. Guided tours on Friday and Saturday 12th & 13th September explore the history of the 19th century buildings and 'go behind the scenes' with founder curator Alan Endacott.


Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.