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Dartmoor Prison Museum

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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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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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Very interesting museum with varied exhibits , housed in the old dairy of the prison . We were given a warm welcome by the staff. admission fee very reasonable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's more of a drabby collection in a run down building.a lot of the exhibits seem to be rotting away They could make so much more of it but instead it's just not worth bothering with.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove from Teignmouth to Dartmouth just to see this jail. We had been to Bodmin Jail about 2 years ago and someone there had recommended Dartmouth prison to us. However, upon our arrival last week in Dartmouth we were very disappointed. The exhibits were very limited but yet we were charged quite a few pounds to enter the building.... More 

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting museum with varied exhibits , housed in the old dairy of the prison . We were given a warm welcome by the staff. admission fee very reasonable.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived with a friend by motorcycle yesterday (September 17th 2016) on a glorious late summers day. We'd seen the prison en route and it is a spectacularly bleak looking collection of buildings even in bright sunlight. The museum is housed in an old dairy and is a similarly bleak looking building. The curator/ museum organiser took a few quid... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this museum on a wet morning just to get out of the rain but we're so pleased we did. Really interesting place with friendly informative staff. There is a lot of reading though to get the best out of the visit but all in all a little gem worth spending a couple of hours at

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much information and great exhibits to demonstrate the history of the prison. Very cheap entrance fee and lots of parking. Quite surprised at the proximity to the prison but it all felt very real and genuine. Not ideal for children but well worth a visit for adults.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A busy visitor attraction that is informative and educational. A worthwhile place to visit on a rainy or overcast day if you are in the area. We particularly liked the historic side of the displays.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a very interesting museum. Lots to see especially the written accounts about its history. I was fascinated. We looked around the old farming implements, not used now. Went in by some cells. And saw some of the items the prisoners make. Some by matchsticks and some in metalwork. There also some terrible things that have been made for attacking... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interesting museum and reasonably priced. Lots of info and well displayed. Downstairs prison cells from days past and present quite an eye opener.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has a wealth of information for a relatively small sight (it's based in the old diary across from Dartmoor Prison). There is so much to read you do need to give yourself time to do it justice. A lot of time and effort has gone into the work on display and yes, as others have said it is... More 

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