This large and award-winning family-friendly museum with 15 galleries is housed in a 19th-century school and the exhibits include a Heathcoat Lace Gallery featuring items from the local lace-making industry. There is also an agricultural section with a collection of farm wagons and implements. Other large exhibits include two waterwheels and a railway locomotive with many GWR items. If you stand on the footplate of the 'Tivvy Bumper', you can hear the sound of the engine at full steam. See website for information on events and exhibitions.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
Assist dogs allowed
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking nearby
- Fully accessible
- Facilities: Lift, induction loop, large print text, magnifying glasses
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open Feb-Xmas, Mon-Fri 10.30-4.30, Sat 10-3. Open BHs
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About the area
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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