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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 - 4:30 pm
Closed now
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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!

You have to visit this museum! Its not a polished presentation of a collection, but it is very interesting, and quirky enough to interest my teens for a while. Inmates work here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Liz W
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Its an interesting experience and great value too, perhaps not really suitable for children, the whipping post and heavy expression of the restraints and weapons made from previous prisoners might be too much for some people! However if you've seen 50 shades, you might enjoy it!

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

You have to visit this museum! Its not a polished presentation of a collection, but it is very interesting, and quirky enough to interest my teens for a while. Inmates work here, and have their work on sale. There is a fair selection of historic letters, photos etc to give a real flavour of the prison through various times. The... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

What a hidden treasure. A most interesting place .... made to feel very welcome by the curator. A small charge to get it in, would have paid more if needed. You can purchase things made by the inmates... some lovely pots, ornaments and wood crafts etc. No pictures were allowed to be taken... A great video feature in a side... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Loved this place. Kids couldn't get over the fact that inmates worked there. Really, really interesting and well worth a visit.

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Sussex
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Great place for a fairly short visit whilst touring around Dartmoor. Free parking and welcoming staff. Interesting information with a fairly limited display and now the chance to go outside and look down over Princetown prison from the side of the reservoir.

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Stourport on Severn, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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133 reviews 133 reviews
62 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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
26 helpful votes 26 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
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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