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Dartmouth Museum is a Registered Museum. In 2004 the scheme was changed to Accreditation, so it is an Accredited Museum.
Dartmouth Museum is delighted to be supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund


Wet or dry, there's lots to see and do

You will find Dartmouth Museum in the Butterwalk
The entrance to the Museum is a small doorway in the Butterwalk, next to the bank

Dartmouth Museum is a small, fascinating and interesting museum housed in an atmospheric old merchant's house, built in approximately 1640. It's the best tourist attraction in Dartmouth, a real treat, and not just for those who already know they like history.

TEntrance to Dartmouth Museumhe Museum houses an extensive collection of artefacts, models, paintings and photographs which can help you explore and develop your interests, whether they be in maritime history, the social and economic history of the town of Dartmouth, or the physical changes to the town over the past centuries.

From the moment you walk through the door you will be transported into the past life of this wonderful town, and begin to understand more about the strong link between the people of the town and the sea.

The Museum has undergone a gradual refurbishment over the last few years, which enables the display of artefacts in a way which both makes them accessible, and conveys a sense of Dartmouth as it has developed into the town we know today. We have more things on display than ever before and more room to display them in using the same floor area. What a wonderful paradox!It's a real living tribute to our museum designer and our curator, and it means our visitors, that's you, have a great view of the exhibits. And, in the bottom drawers, are "Yes you can!" things for the kids to discover.

Inside The King's Room Gallery in Dartmouth Museum
The beautifully redesigned exhibition area inside the King's Room

This has to be one of the best things to do in Dartmouth, whether the weather is wet or dry!

What do you want to know about Dartmouth? Our volunteer stewards probably know the answer. And, if they don't, our archives are huge. They know how to find out and they know whom to ask if they can't get at an immediate answer.

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The Museum has a formal mission statement which you may read on our About Us page.

 

 

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