A small and unusually interesting museum housed in an old merchants house, dated 1640.
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.
The 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.
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!
9:00 AM—0900 hrs
5:00 PM—1700 hrs