Museum of Dartmoor Life
Click here to enjoy our immersive digital presentation about Life on Dartmoor, before you come to visit us when we open again on 18th March.
We are proud recipients of the Silver Award in the
Best Small Visitor Attraction category for 2023 to 2024
The Museum of Dartmoor Life is a gateway to the rich history of Dartmoor. Situated in a cobbled courtyard in Okehampton, the museum exhibits a vast collection of objects spanning 5,000 years of life on Dartmoor from the Bronze Age through to the mid-20th Century. We also provide The Visitor Information Point for Okehampton.
explore our collection
Living on Dartmoor
Working on Dartmoor
Myths & Legends
Transport & Travel
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Exciting News. Museum of Dartmoor Life Named Finalist in South West Tourism Excellence Awards!
We are thrilled to announce that the Museum of Dartmoor Life has been chosen as a Finalist in the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year category for the prestigious South West Tourism Excellence Awards. This annual event serves as the region’s ultimate recognition for outstanding tourism businesses.
After careful consideration and evaluation by the judges, our entry has successfully secured its place among the Finalists. The independent South West awards panel has diligently reviewed the reports and made the selection, setting the stage for the grand culmination on March 14th at the illustrious Great Hall of Exeter University.
As part of the Awards celebration, the Museum of Dartmoor Life is in contention to receive a coveted Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Special trophy. This accolade reflects our commitment to providing an exceptional visitor experience and contributing to the excellence of tourism in the South West.
We extend our gratitude to everyone who has been a part of our journey, and we look forward to the exciting announcement and celebration on March 14th. Thank you for your continued support!