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Address: Princetown, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6RR, England
Phone Number: 01822 892130
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9:30 am - 12:30 pm
1:30 pm - 4:30 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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Spooky

Spooky but has to be done. Lots of exhibits, very interesting. When you leave you're just happy you can.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was a very interesting and educational place, the price is reasonable to enter, i believe we paid £2.50 each and it was well worth it, the history of the prisoners and the gadgets they made out of every day items. well worth a look.

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Essex, United Kingdom
3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very interesting place togo my partner loved it loads of history had nice afternoon and little shop was good food in pub was great

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Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Spooky but has to be done. Lots of exhibits, very interesting. When you leave you're just happy you can.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

An interesting little museum with lots of information about the history of the prison to present day prison life. At first the information is a bit overwhelming with lots of reading presented on notice boards, but as you move on the presentation of the information improves and is more bitesize and accessible making it easier to dip into the bits... More 

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London
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97 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We really enjoyed this small museum, they have crammed a lot of information and things to see in the small space. Having virtually no prior knowledge about the history of Dartmoor Prison, we found the museum really interesting and informative, particularly the various items made by prisoners over the years from the artistic (amazing paintings and even a working electric... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Visited with friends as we were planning to eat close by. The information sheet upon arrival was poor quality black & white photocopy. The few displays were tired and mainly consisted of reams of writing. We all commented that there was no allowance for those who struggled with literacy and also too much for young children. There was a barn... More 

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Staffordshire
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Most excellent visit and not expensive to enter. Very knowledgeable staff who told us all the history of the prison. Photos not allowed, unfortunately.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Wasn't sure what to expect but we randomly decided to go today and I really enjoyed it. The guy who worked on the front desk was very friendly and welcoming whilst having loads of knowledge about the history. For me it made it being able to actually meet the inmates who worked in the museum. really interesting to hear their... More 

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Langport, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We found the curator a very interesting man, very helpful and explained things very well, we had an enjoyable 2 hours there.Well worth a visit.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

After a spontaneous 'drive across dartmoor' day, we found ourselves about 5 miles away and thought "why not!?" The car park is fairly small ( a couple of coaches, and about 8-10 cars before you're blocking someone in) but it wasn't jam-packed when we got there, despite there being a whole host of kids on a school trip! The curator... More 

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Additional Information about Dartmoor Prison Museum

Address: Address: Princetown, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6RR, England
Phone Number: 01822 892130
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Princetown
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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