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Dartmoor Museums

Amazing as it may sound sometimes it rains on Dartmoor, so you have to escape to an indoor activity whilst the winds and rain subside, now that may just mean going into one of Dartmoors Cafés or pubs, but if you're with the kids and feel like giving the grey matter something to do than a trip to a Dartmoor museum may fit the bill.

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Ashburton Museum - Ashburton - Dartmoor
Ashburton Museum - Ashburton - Dartmoor
No visit to Ashburton would be complete without a visit to the Town's Museum. Originally started in a private house, it moved to the tower of St Lawrence Chapel and, when it outgrew that, in 1962, to the old blacksmith's shop behind the chapel (part of the old grammar school site). By 1968 it moved again to its present site in the centre of Ashburton (next door to Lloyds Bank) in a building which...
Dartmoor Prison Musuem - Princetown - Dartmoor
Dartmoor Prison Musuem - Princetown - Dartmoor
Dartmoor Prison has a long and fascinating history that has seen many changes in its fortunes. But it is also at the cutting edge of modern penal practice, developing ways to help offenders change their lives and to protect the public. HMP Dartmoor is part of one of the world's most successful and respected prison systems. I think it will surprise you and I hope you will take the opportunity...
Museum of Dartmoor Life - Okehamton - Dartmoor
Museum of Dartmoor Life - Okehamton - Dartmoor
The museum opened in 1982 when - with a growing collection of local objects to be housed and displayed - a group of volunteers raised funds to purchase the present site and its empty, derelict buildings. Much time and effort was then put in to refurbish the buildings for their new role. Having opened to the public, over the years further enhancements and additions to displays, galleries and...
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