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Museum of Dartmoor Life

3 West Street, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 1HQ, England
+44 1837 52295
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A Must See

Tucked away off the main street this museum of Dartmoor life is set over three floors - packed full... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sandie A
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Brixham
Interesting displays especially for the children

If you are in Okehampton, this museum is definitely worth a visit. A friendly welcome, interesting... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Helly H
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Brixham, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
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3 West Street, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 1HQ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tucked away off the main street this museum of Dartmoor life is set over three floors - packed full of interesting items. The staff are very friendly and ensured you did not miss anything. The highlight was an exhibition of paintings by local children aged...More

Thank Sandie A
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

If you are in Okehampton, this museum is definitely worth a visit. A friendly welcome, interesting displays, not too crowded and great activities for children throughout. Parking is in the town with a short walk and there is a tea room in the courtyard.

Thank Helly H
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I visited with my husband. It was extremely interesting and very informative. I would highly recommend it if you are passing.

1  Thank Paula P
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Fascinating little museum, surprisingly large as it covers three floors of the history of Dartmoor and it's way of life. Tucked away in a Victorian courtyard off West Street, (rear entrance has parking) there are lots of activities for children (especially in the holidays) and...More

Thank Jan G
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This delightful museum is housed in an old Mill and contains a diverse and comprehensive collection of artifacts. It is well worth visiting whatever your age.

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Not a huge building but has 3 floors containing a wide range of exhibits covering the ages. I found it really interesting. Also impressive were the number of areas to encourage children to get involved. For me the ground floor held most interest with a...More

3  Thank K31thw
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Went for a visit to this small museum after visiting the Information Centre, and thought it was well worth a visit. It gave such a terrific insight into the history of the local area and life as it was. Well done to all the volunteers...More

2  Thank AnnandBob99
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We bought a family ticket which allows. you to revisit.Our Granddaughter was fascinated with all the exhibits.Only disappointment it closes at one on a Saturday.

2  Thank 369alisonw
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Didn't even know this place existed until we were looking for something dumb different to day one day. The place is not extensive but there is plenty of information available on the history of the prison past and present. Well worth a visit if interested...More

3  Thank Sarah O
Richard J, Trustee at Museum of Dartmoor Life, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2016

Thank you for the review, however, I believe the review refers to the Dartmoor Prison Museum at Princetown rather than the Museum of Dartmoor Life which is situated in Okehampton.

Reviewed 22 July 2016

I was able to ride my mini mobility scooter around this museum which has a lift. There were exhibits from the ancient to more recent. I found it very interesting. There is also a small shop selling local craft items, maps etc.

4  Thank K6521OSsarah
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