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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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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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A very interesting visit

We have been meaning to come to the museum for a few years and are glad that we finally made it today! We were greeted by a very friendly museum curator who was very knowledgeable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ljdavey
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very small admission fee to go into the museum but it is worth it. They have displays of prison life past and present. The uprisings and the weapons the prisoners made and his at all costs. There are displays of when there were French and American prisoners of war detained in Dartmoor. It really is a great place to... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was OK to kill an hour, but pretty naff in lots of ways, didn't mention much about famous inmates and the uniforms etc were displayed on what looked like Top Shop dummies. It could be more realistic with a bit of imagination.

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Wisbech, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a rainy day august 2016 what do we do i know i say to my wife and kids lets look at Dartmoor prison .we was not disappointed the gentleman at the desk was extremely helpful and the information on the prison was great even the kids enjoyed it so if you have a spare few hours this is defiantly... More 

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1 Thank Andrew Sarah B
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been meaning to come to the museum for a few years and are glad that we finally made it today! We were greeted by a very friendly museum curator who was very knowledgeable having worked at the prison before working in the museum. There was lots of very interesting information on display about the history of the museum,... More 

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1 Thank Ljdavey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wordy museum, but has a lot to offer. We enjoyed the artwork on display and are now the proud owners of a beautiful piece

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1 Thank Vicki C
Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Museum with my partner who did not seem bothered one way or the other about the visit. After about an hour she was fascinated by all the interesting stories of the inmates who have stayed in the prison. She was also amazed by the food served in the prison, especially the Christmas Day menu. The museum was... More 

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1 Thank George T
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to look and visit. Very interesting facts about the prison, the manikins were abit freaky, but the statues made and decorated by the prisioners were pretty good. Very tidy and set out well just abit cold when walking around and small car park for the amount of people who visited.

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1 Thank Jessica Kelly H
Maidstone, Kent, UK
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking at the prices in a leaflet I arrived expecting to be out in less than half an hour. Goodness me how wrong I was! 2 hours later I was still looking around and all for the bargain price of £3.95!! I was welcomed by the curator, a warm Scottish gentleman whos name sadly I didn't get (if this gentleman... More 

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2 Thank Trev B
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with the wife a couple of weeks ago. Did not expect much and was not really looking forward to visit. How wrong I was! Arrived looked at the place and assumed we would be out in 15 mins. 2 hours 30 mins later we came out. So much to see and read. (Take your glasses in) Much of the... More 

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Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grandson aged 12 went here enjoyed it well worth the money good for a rainy day not for young children

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