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6. The Museum of Dartmoor Life

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The Museum of Dartmoor Life

This is a great little museum displaying a mixtute of local history, working exhibits and with a contemporary art gallery and tearoom. Dartmoor is often regarded as a bleak upland area, home to wildlife and little else. However, its environment has been created through human use and exploitation: from prehistoric settlement to twentieth century mining.

The displays at the Museum of Dartmoor Life feature the home and working lives of people who lived on and around Dartmoor. The museum building itself was a granary built in 1811. Its picturesque Victorian cobbled courtyard features granite rails on which the wheels of carts would run between West Street and the mill.

In addition to three floors of exhibits, the building also includes a state-of-the-art Gallery where special exhibitions and other events are staged. At the side of the building is a large working waterwheel. 
The Museum of Dartmoor Life Address:
Museum Courtyard
3 West Street
EX20 1HQ
England, UK

The Museum of Dartmoor Life Opening Times:
Monday to Saturday, 10.15 am to 4.15 pm, last admission 3.45 pm. Open Good Friday and Easter Saturday. Closed Easter Sunday.
2nd November to 12th December, Monday to Saturday, 11.00 am to 3.00 pm. 

For Sunday and winter openings and group bookings phone +44 (0)1837 52295.

The Museum of Dartmoor Life Admission:
The Museum of Dartmoor Life is a registered charity and a small entrance fee is payable to help with the museum's upkeep. Please contact the Museum of Dartmoor Life for details of this years admission fees.

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