Barometer World, Okehampton

3.8
#16 of 17 in Museums in Dartmoor National Park
Please note that Barometer World has reduced its opening hours.

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  • Went back after many years to see what has happened in the barometer world, as a long term owner. Phoned up and spoke to owner, who welcomed us. We purchased a present for son whilst there. Glad we.....  more »
  • Even if you don't believe that barometers are of interest,don't be put off, because you will be surprised how wrong you will be. There is a fascinating array of barometers with a surprising history....  more »
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  • Somewhere we'd heard about years before (it's been mentioned on various shows over the year - L&H, QI - & guidebooks of unusual UK museums), so were delighted to be able to visit when holidaying nearby recently. Check their website for contact details, as you need to get in touch in advance to confirm if someone will be in the workshop & able to open up the museum for you. The showroom is free & contains a number of different style barometers for sale. There is a charge for viewing the museum, which they open up on request, & covers the history & development of barometers & weather forecasting methods. Look out for the Tempest Prognosticator, dating from the 1851 Great Exhibition & which predicted storms using leeches, & the Michael Fish 3D diarama photos!
  • service a little long, order corresponds to the description, good contact with the seller
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