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Top 10 Recommended Museums in Devon


Mayflower Visitor Centre

Fine local museum outlining the history of Plymouth, specifically The Pilgrim Fathers. Close to the 'Mayflower' steps. Essential if into history.

Museum of Dartmoor Life

Exhibits explore life on Dartmoor from prehistoric times to the present. In Okehampton on the north west fringe of Dartmoor National Park.

Morwellham Quay, Devon

Part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site 'Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape'. Stunning setting next to the Tamar.

High Moorland Visitor Centre

Exhibitions cover Dartmoor's formation, geology, history, wildlife and industries. Fascinating place and a must if you're spending time in Dartmoor.

Torquay Museum, Devon

Contains the UK's only permanent exhibition relating to the work and life of Agatha Christie who was born in Torquay.

Dartmouth Museum, Devon

Local museum by the River Dart and Estuary in central Dartmouth.

Overbeck's Garden and Museum

National Trust property with amazing views down The Kingsbridge Salcombe Estuary. Superb gardens, too.

Finch Foundry, Devon

The last watered-powered forge in England. Another National Trust property.


Very popular visitor attraction on the The English Riviera close to the exceptional Babbacombe Downs.

Ilfracombe Museum

In central Ilfracombe, next to the Landmark Theatre.