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Address: Princetown, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6RR, England
Phone Number: 01822 892130
Today
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mon - Thu 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Fri 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Interesting, but basic and overpriced

Came here on the way back from Cornwall. We stopped because I always wanted to get a glimpse of Dartmoor prisin, ever since I watched those Edgar Wallace films in my teens. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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Stourport on Severn, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Came here on the way back from Cornwall. We stopped because I always wanted to get a glimpse of Dartmoor prisin, ever since I watched those Edgar Wallace films in my teens. The museum is interesting, but quite small, and basic, not able to captivate nowadays' teenagers' imagination.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

We come to Devon on a regular basis and we all way's try and make a point on visiting the prison museum mainly for the garden ornaments which are fantastic value for money. Highly recommend a visit for all ages.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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43 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

very interesting. a lovely location. my kids did not enjoy this attraction as more interested in other things but if you have a interest this is the perfect place to go.

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East Grinstead
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45 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is an interesting museum, shows many artefacts and all the historical facts of the prison. Not a very large museum, though for anyone with an interest, worth a visit.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We visited the museum on holiday last year. I spent some of my childhood in Princetown when my father worked there so found the museum fascinating. It's quite basic but someone had taken the initiative to collect a history and turn it into a museum with little in the way of resources. I'd recommend a trip to this place. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were staying just north of Dartmoor and having done a few walks, thought we would break it up a bit with a museum etc. Dartmoor Prison has a certain fascination, given its bleak location, so we decided on a visit to the prison's own museum. As others have mentioned, it obviously does not receive much in the way of... More 

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Littlehampton, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Just go and find out for yourself ..Its rather basic and there is no tea or coffee area but totally fascinating! If you are in this part of Devon , don't miss it!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

There is plently of history here to sink your teeth into but it doesn't appear to have recieved any investment recently. You get the opportunity to see some bits of the old prison but I would have liked to see more, as I didn't get the sense that I was walking around a prison, it just feels like a museum... More 

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Chulmleigh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We have visited here twice before found it very interesting good value for money took my family and they loved it

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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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1,154 reviews 1,154 reviews
420 attraction reviews
4,029 helpful votes 4,029 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A decent value small museum, which does a good job at showing many artefacts and exhibits from the history of the prison. The curator also gave us a helpful talk on arrival. Small shop with some prison made goods too. Overall worth a look if you're interested in Dartmoor and it's history. Quite a lot of reading so not really... More 

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