JUN 24, 2014

The Best Museums to Visit in Devon

Devon has consistently proven to be one of the more popular holiday destinations in the UK. This should come as no surprise given the abundance of culture, miles of sandy beaches and outdoor pursuits, not to mention delectable local produce.

Devon is one of the twenty seven UNESCO world heritage sites. This means that the county is rich with places of natural, scenic beauty. In addition to the other obvious reasons that holiday-makers flock to the county each year, Devon is also the home to a number of educational and informative museums. Here is a look at two of the county’s museums that are both steeped in history and culture. Anyone about to embark on a holiday to the county should really visit both of these museums.

Plymouth City Museum

Plymouth City Museum is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the county. The museum is located in close proximity to a wealth of holiday-let cottages, making it both accessible and consistently visited by tourists.

The museum promotes a number of family-friendly events, has a total of nine galleries of fascinating artworks, offers short lectures about such artwork and holds numerous illustrations by various artists. The museum is wheelchair-friendly and disabled people are encouraged to come and explore the history of Devon and neighbouring areas such as Dartmouth, South Hams and West Devon. There is also a comprehensive exhibition of Ancient Egypt. 

Open from 10am to 5.30pm, Tuesday to Friday and 10am to 5pm on Saturdays and Bank Holiday Mondays, admission is free for both adults and children.

Dartmoor Life Museum

Located at Okehampton, Dartmoor Life Museum is a great place for anyone wishing to learn more about the rich history of Dartmoor. This interactive museum offers patrons the opportunity to touch exhibits. You can learn what rural life was really like for those living in Dartmoor a hundred years ago, and the differences created over time. The Museum is open Monday to Saturday from 10:15am to 4:15pm and those wishing to enter will be charged a nominal fee.

These are but two of the museums that tourists can visit throughout Devon. It’s important that you make the most your holiday. The vast majority of us become bored after relaxing on the beach for days on end. If you’re looking for something educational and engaging to do then why not spend some time learning in a museum.


Created on 24th June 2014
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