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Dartmoor Prison Museum

Princetown, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6RR, England
+44 1822 892130
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Princetown, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6RR, England
+44 1822 892130
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended to go to this museum from a mother tourist attraction and am really glad we did. Run by prison officers and selling goods produced by prisoners, this is a museum telling the history of Dartmoor prison over the ages. Good parking and...More

2  Thank Crisp1n
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting trip. It was only £3 to have a look around and we could bring the doggie for a walk around with us too, save him from being left in the car! We met a prisoner who was working in the little woodyard,...More

1  Thank 4Soho2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting insight into life in one of Britain's most remote and notorious prisons. The museum is housed in the 639 inmate capacity prison's former dairy. I imagine the exhibits are a labour of love for somebody, but the museum's flow isn't entirely coherent and some...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We revisited after quite a few years. Still as good as I remember. Lovely welcome from staff, ridiculously cheap for 2 adults and 2 children (we could also take the dog!!). Very interesting displays, plenty to look at. Would throughly recommend a visit.

1  Thank Bartchic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this museum with my elderly mother brother and it was extremely interesting. Lots of information, fascinating artefacts and helpful staff. There are steep stairs down to the lower level (& toilets) which mum struggled with. Some original present ideas in the small gift...More

1  Thank ginadudley2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit to the museum ,for the entry fee not a lot of money for an hour and a bit look round , the staff, we're very helpful ,and the gentleman on duty kindly, gave us a wee impromptu tour,the exibits, are...More

2  Thank gordon r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today me and my partner went to visit the prison museum, and my partner mentioned that he would like to see what the prison grounds were like. The gentlemen behind the counter (Pip Barker) was very friendly and helpful and said that he could do...More

2  Thank Tinks290687
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent almost 2 hours visiting the museum, very informative and insightful into the prisons history. Many interesting objects with full descriptive write ups to explain and support

4  Thank Yvonne J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently visited the Prison Museum and thoroughly enjoyed my time there although I do agree with some previous reviews that more could be made of it but we do not know the funding situation and what information can be released to the public. Many...More

2  Thank Twinturbomike
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This is well worth a visit very interesting and the history of the prison we all found fascinating plus the display of items that prisoners had made as weapons was an eye opener to life inside

3  Thank Andrewjlegg1958
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17 January 2017|
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Response from Norma M | Reviewed this property |
I think your question should be directed to the museum as I like you, was a visitor although I didn't find distance to other end of village a problem. Sorry I can't really help more.
Peter P
18 June 2016|
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Response from PumaSofia | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is open weekends Friday and Sunday 09.30 -16.00 last entry 15.30. Mobday to Thursday & Saturday 9.30 to 16.30. last entry 16.00. Hope that's ok for you. Am sorry for delay as I was on Holiday in Majorca just got... More
27 February 2016|
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Response from Jock M | Reviewed this property |
My initial answer would have been to look at the map and work it out yourself but we did experience some "interesting" conditions within the park this winter. Road by the prison was truly awash and best taken carefully. Many... More