The Museum of Dartmoor Life



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Housed on three floors in an early 19th-century mill, the 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. There are also temporary exhibitions and children's activities throughout the year.

The Museum of Dartmoor Life
3 West Street, OKEHAMPTON, EX20 1HQ


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: Braille, desk loop, lift
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open Easter-end Nov, Mon-Fri 10-4.15, Sat 10-1. Please email for Winter opening

About the area

Discover Devon

With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.

Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them. 

Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.

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