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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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Life from the inside!

Second visit in 3 years. Good price, £2.50 for Seniors, charts the history and current times. 30 minute video on loop with various inmates talking about everything from phone... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Launceston, United Kingdom
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
120 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Of all the places we visited in our 10 days in Devon this was the oddest and most memorable. Most memorable because my 11 year old sons comment on leaving was that he'd never really realised before that people in prison were real people: he was, as we all were, very touched by the scheme to record CDs for the... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Found this a reasonable price to enter, yes there was a lot of reading but it was all very informative...how the prison came into being who has been housed there and other good facts....well worth a look ...

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Second visit in 3 years. Good price, £2.50 for Seniors, charts the history and current times. 30 minute video on loop with various inmates talking about everything from phone calls to loneliness, food, cell mates. Curator very pleasant and helpful. Really good list on entrance of misconceptions about the prison which most people have. Only criticism is too much detail... More 

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Wales
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The museum is somewhat "tired" with difficult to read thpought provoking poster descriptions [perhaps it was the lighting?] but still well worth persevering to read the wealth of information contained therein. As a retired lawyer who occasionally visited prisons during my career I doubted that I would learn anything but I was wrong!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

On a day on the moors heading into Cornwall we made a short detour to the museum and it was well worth it! We had our 2 teenage children with us and they were rather 'creeped' out by the place from the gnomes made by the inmates out the front, to the confiscated weapons on show. It was one of... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I was a very foggy day and this was the only option, or driving right through the Moor. The attendant at the entrance was very informative and helpful. They had some interesting exhibitions there, going back some time. Since Dartmoor it still is a prison, they have current exhibitions too.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Highly recommend a trip here. Very interesting. The man at the front desk was amazing. My mum is in a wheelchair and he personally walked her round the museum to view the bits she could access, allowed her to stay and sit with him while I visited parts of the museum not accessible by wheelchair and then he personally wheeled... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We were on the moor on a foul day (in July....well it is Dartmoor), couldn't see 30 feet through the mist so we stopped at the museum for a break. It's a bit like the prison itself, it needs a bit of money spending on it as its a little run down. That said I enjoyed it. Lots of reading... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Man at the till was very friendly and informative. The museum is not too bad, although there was far too much too read and if you don't want to be stood staring at walls for hours, you can do the whole thing in less than half an hour. Some of the exhibits were very interesting - especially the ones showcasing... More 

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Negril, Jamaica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It was a great experience to read the stories of past in mates and some of the History of the Prison. Some of the More notorious prisoners and their history and life at the Prison' We didn't know that its reputation was more about the Hard Labour on Moor as well as some of the inmates A great Short Stop... More 

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Additional Information about Dartmoor Prison Museum

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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