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Dartmoor Prison Museum

Princetown, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6RR, England
01822 892130
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Ranked #2 of 2 Attractions in Princetown
Type: History Museums
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

enjoyed a couple of hours at the Dartmoor prison museum for the price of £3.50 each for an adult it was very informative about the history of the prison i would recommend a visit if in the area.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Visited the museum recently with our two teenage children. Very friendly gentleman behind the ticket desk. Its jam packed with information about the history of the prison but unfortunately after half an hour the kids were bored witless and we opted to leave, so probably not such good value for us. Probably more suitable for older generations.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Couldt take photos, not a lot to take in , overpriced,wouldnt go back, long drive to get there, middle of nowhere,

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

Firstly if arriving from Princetown, drive past the prison entrance on the right and don't park in the visitor parking as we did because this is the car park for visiting inmates!!! Carry on two hundred yards and the car park is on the left at the museum. £11 family admission, we were there for about an hour. There is... More

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Parking adequate.£2.50 for aged 60+. Can't complain about that. Great to see the display of goods outside which have been made by the prisoners which is encouraging.Well presented and informative. Very useful for inquisitive types of people. The dimly lit drabness makes the museum captivating and enhances the atmosphere.Spent an hour or so in there and will go again (just... More

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went to Dartmoor jail museum for the first time, we found it very interesting , and enjoyed the exhibits ,well worth a visit, maybe not for young children , we then went to a place called two bridges, this is a place of outstanding beauty and is a must see, then driving along the moors was breath taking

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This museum is a real time capsule of collected items from Dartmoor Prisons rich history. For those of you that want to learn more about the prison it is well worth the visit. However do not expect the modern slick facilities you would expect in many museums you may have visited. It is full of character and many artefacts that... More

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Outside Basingstoke
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42 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It wasn't open at 9.30am as advertised but, after eyeing the splendid photographs at the new Dartmoor Centre in the restored Duchy Hotel, we returned. There's a lot of prison stuff crowded into cases which shows the changes since it was built to house PoWs from the Napoleonic Wars. There's room to spread things out in a more ordered way... More

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

This is an old fashioned style museum in its layout and exhibitions. However it is interesting and the exhibits were varied. It seems that more time and money is needed to greatly improve this museum but it's still worth a visit.

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My wife is currently on crutches following a broken leg. No indications anywhere that this place is not suitable for crutches or wheelchairs. The place is small & cluttered. Get a few people in & you just cant get around. Lots of steps to the lower floor are impossible to negotiate. Lots of chairs in a small video room also... More

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