“ I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” Steven Spielberg.

Dingles Fairground Museum

Milford, Lifton, PL16 0AT

Opening times

Opening Fri-Sunday, Bank Holidays and School Holidays. Entry by pre-booked tickets in one of two sessions: 10:30 to 13:30 or 14:00 to 17:00.


Vintage Rides and Traditional Games now operate on a token system.

Tokens cost 50p each and can be purchased from reception, from a machine in the working fairground building or for some great savings they can be purchased online in advance.

Saver Tickets Include 10 tokens, Family Saver includes 40 tokens
Tokens are non refundable.

Rides, stalls and traditional games typically cost 3 tokens with Dodgems: 4 tokens.

Special Offers

There are no Special Offers at this time – check back soon!


The Dingles Fairground Museum is proud to present the National Fairground Collection. It is a facility unique in the UK, designed to capture the magic of a bygone age through exhibits, vintage engineering and stunning artwork displays. The Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is a 45,000 square foot indoor attraction that provides a unique opportunity to view our Fairground Heritage in a beautiful rural location.

For the 2022 Season, Dingles Fairground Museum will be reopening in two stages.

Stage 1 – From Easter 2022 will be re-opening our Rides Hall, complete with new Arcade for 3 hour pre booked sessions twice daily. This will include our new temporary Cafe (light refreshments only), and Shop.

Stage 2 – From June 2022 we will be delighted to welcome visitors to all of the above, plus our new dedicated 25,000sq ft exhibition space featuring a whole host of fairground artwork and artefacts, including numerous new exhibits.

Pre booking will be essential for the whole 2022 season, as we try return to full operational capacity following the Covid-19 Pandemic – So please be patient, we are mostly volunteers!

• Access-Dog Friendly, unfortunately we cannot allow other dogs in owing to the hazards of operating vintage fairground rides
• Child Friendly – we love families and bring the grandparents
• Horse Friendly – we are on the edge of the moor and horses can be bought to the site, but for the same reasons cannot enter the museum.
• Accessible – flat access from parking into all of our halls
• Direct Bookings only (see website)

Key Facilities


Picnic Area

Disabled Access

Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Additional Facilities

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