Dartmoor Stories

Nature

Dartmoor Blizzard 1963

Christmas Day 1962 saw temperatures plummet and the first snowfall, but it was on the evening of 29th December that the blizzard started. Okehampton station’s  Running Foreman, Arthur Westlake remembers:...
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Work & Dartmoor

A car trip down memory lane

If you visit our lovely museum, on the ground floor you will find an amazing old car, a Bullnose Morris, that dates from 1923. Amazingly, in the 1920’s, 45% of...
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Transport/Travel

A blast from the past

Have you ever wondered how a museum is born? Well if you visit the Museum of Dartmoor Life in Okehampton you can see. On the top floor, in a large...
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Work & Dartmoor

Where did you get that hat

We have a really interesting mining section. We look at the tools used and the ore mined but it’s the people that carried out the work that impresses the most....
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History

Time Travelling Curator

The Museum has collaborated with Entertainingly Different and Artaura Productions to create five short films, each focused on a different area of Dartmoor’s rich history. Prehistoric, Medieval and Victorian times...
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