“ 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



Closing down: 2024 is our final season 

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 50,000 square foot indoor attraction that provides a unique opportunity to view our Fairground Heritage in a beautiful rural location.

We have a unique collection of Fairground art, historic rides, fairground organs and of course a collection of operating vintage fairground rides.

Generally, we run two operating sessions everyday so to make the best of your visit, check out our opening times on the Tickets page and we look forward to seeing you:

• Access-Dog Friendly, unfortunately we cannot allow other dogs into the Museum halls 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, toilets, etc.

We are open throughout 2024, but we will be closing. Don’t miss out, come and see us this year.

See the statement on the closure here: www.dinglesfhc.co.uk/dingles-closure

Opening times

Opening Fri-Sunday, Bank Holidays and School Holidays. Entry by pre-booked tickets normally in one of two sessions: 10:00 to 13:00 or 14:00 to 17:00. In quiet periods we are only open for one session per day. Please check the website.


We offer two types of admissions. Standard admission covers those who just wish to wander around and soak up the atmosphere, Saver admission comes complete with Ride Tokens allowing you to enjoy the use of our Rides & Stalls.

Additional tokens can be purchased on the day for £1 each and contactless change machines are available for our Arcade Area. Details of how many tokens each ride requires can be found here on our Attractions page.

Key Facilities


Picnic Area

Disabled Access

Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Additional Facilities

Our Awards

  • Number 3 in the Top Seven Small Theme Parks - Compiled by the Times. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/seven-of-the-uks-best-bijou-theme-parks-l73jfmt78

Special Offers

Annual Pass admission

Do you pay tax?  If so and you are eligible, you can make your admission a Gift Aid admission and receive an annual pass allowing you back throughout the whole year.  Ask for a Gift Aid Annual Pass when you arrive.


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