Dartmouth Museum has often been described as the overlooked jewel in Dartmouth’s crown. Tucked away in a grade 1 listed building, in one of the finest rows of Merchant’s houses of the 17th Century found anywhere in England. Over the last six years the Museum has been completely refurbished, culminating in the reopening on the 7th June 2011.
In order to provide a comprehensive explanation of the many artefacts, and indeed the maritime and social history displayed in the Museum a guide book has been produced. The guide takes us through each room in the Museum with detailed explanations of each exhibit; it makes a visit to the Museum even more enjoyable, it is available from the Museum at £3.
In the Kings Room which details the very extensive maritime history of the Town from the Crusades to the D day landings, each model ship and item on display are fully explained. The Holdsworth Room traces the Social history of the Town from the Stone age to recent times, again with an explanation of each of the 22 exhibits. The Henley Study which evokes the atmosphere of a Victorian Study representing the life and works of a most extraordinary man, William Cumming Henley (1860-1919) In the Study will be found artefacts that will appeal to Children, such as microscopes that can be used to identify objects that used to fascinate William Henley.
Grateful thanks to Editor Brian Parker and team, we are sure you will enjoy the guide for its own sake, and to enhance a visit to our very beautiful Museum