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Address: Princetown, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6RR, England
Phone Number: 01822 892130
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Today
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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Good place to visit

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Sue P
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Langport, United Kingdom
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Staffordshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

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 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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