Museums & Heritage Centres in Dartmoor National Park

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Museum of Dartmoor Life, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Museum of Dartmoor Life, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Family attraction Just off the main road, in a courtyard by Okehampton Tourism Information Centre, the Museum of Dartmoor Life is arranged on three floors. In our opinion, it's a superb local museum exploring the geology, prehistory and history of Dartmoor National Park. We'd recommend a visit...

Moretonhampstead Motor Museum, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Moretonhampstead Motor Museum, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

At the top of Moretonhampstead high street, in a refurbished bus depot, is a super collection of vintage vehicles. There are about '90 vintage vehicles, from Victorian horse-drawn carts to cars, motorcycles and light commercial vehicles from pre-1920s to the 1990s'. We've positioned Moretonh...

Okehampton Station Visitor Centre, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Station Visitor Centre, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

The sign in our main photo to this listing reads Okehampton Station Visitor Centre but we'd describe Okehampton Station as a visitor hub. The beginning/end of the Granite Way, home to Dartmoor Railway, Adventure Okehampton and YHA accommodation, the station is situated below Dartmoor's highest gr...

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen is a local community dedicated to craft and design. Founded in 1955, The Devon Guild of Craftsmen now has over 200 members who exhibit and sell their work at the Riverside Mill in Bovey Tracey. Visit the galleries, buy work in the craft shop and relax in the cafe. T...

Dartmoor Prison Museum, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Prison Museum, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Two of the most grim yet fascinating visitor attractions in the Westcountry can be found on its high moors. On Bodmin is Bodmin Jail. On Dartmoor is Dartmoor Prison Museum. Dartmoor Prison dominates Princetown. Just up the road from the prison's famous main entrance, in a building that was once t...

Bovey Tracey Heritage Centre, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Bovey Tracey Heritage Centre, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

The Moretonhampstead & South Devon Railway ran from Moretonhampstead through Lustleigh and Bovey Tracey to Newton Abbot. Opened in 1866, the line was closed to passengers in 1959. The stretch between Moretonhampstead and Bovey Tracey is being turned into a multi-use trail called the Wray Valley Trai...