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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A picture of a spooky Halloween landscape

Spiders & Spooks

  • 27 October 2017 From 6pm

A family evening to experience the Museum at night, with plenty of activities to help the children explore the Museum in the twilight. Activities include a spooky trail, hunt the spiders, count the pumpkins and neon and glow in the dark arts and crafting. All children will be presented with their Museums at Night passport to help them check in at all of the activities.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6


£2 per child Adults accompanying children are free

The Museum of Dartmoor Life
3 West Street
EX20 1HQ




01837 52295

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