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Dartmoor Prison Museum

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All reviews dartmoor prison well worth a visit garden ornaments on display per adult rainy day past and present interesting insight interesting visit couple of hours down the road for sale interesting place great place to visit car park helpful staff inmates
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very interesting place & opposite the main prison. A lot of history here & interesting to see confiscated weapons etc. on display. Worth a visit but once you’ve been here you probably wouldn’t visit again.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank RichardPowell42
Reviewed 3 days ago

Driving across Dartmoor, stopped off at the Dartmoor Prison Museum, as a relative of the wife used to work here many years ago. Interesting Prison Museum - Lots to see and explore. Family Friendly - lots to keep older kids entertained. Prisoner made craft products...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank 923Dan
Reviewed March 19, 2019

Nice for a rainy day. Lots of fascinating stories about prisoners, escaping and the tools they used to make. The history of the prison and how it evolve. It's shocking what the prisoners went through pretty much like slavery days.

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Mar C
Reviewed March 11, 2019

The Museum is situated about 200 yards from Dartmoor Prison and has sufficient parking on site. There is a modest admission fee to this fascinating museum which although relatively small is packed with information about the history of the Prison from its earliest days as...More

Date of experience: March 2019
3  Thank Steve P
Reviewed March 8, 2019

Reason for visit was to discover as much as possible about conscientious objectors incarcerated at Dartmoor during WW1 and found much useful information. The museum itself, however, is sadly under-resourced and in desperate need of updating. Facilities for visitors are minimal and it is my...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 6, 2019

We visited during a rainy week in March! A fascinating museum, we learnt facts we were unaware of so it was well worth the trip. Bought goods in the small shop area, parking on site.

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank LaurenW1964
Reviewed February 27, 2019

Princetown isn't the most beautiful place on the moor but having stopped in the town for a coffee decided that we should visit the museum. A very helpful man on the desk gave us lots of interesting facts and we spent a good hour browsing...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank The D
Reviewed February 22, 2019

We had been told the museum was a worthwhile place to visit and were feeling positive as we arrived. It was great that our expectations were exceeded. Helpful and welcoming staff made it a good start and we spent the next couple of hours reading...More

Date of experience: February 2019
4  Thank sammypafc
Reviewed February 17, 2019

If visiting Princetown, a visit to the Prison museum is a must. So much history about the prison and details about its inmates and those who managed to avoid it. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: February 2019
4  Thank Scouse_GitSouthWest
Reviewed February 16, 2019

Visited here last week. The grey stone building looked really small from the outside but when we went inside the place was quite big. There was so much to see and read about, some quite modern bits that have been 'captured' for future generations. There...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Jacqueline B
January 27, 2019|
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Response from Basher H | Reviewed this property |
Very cheap. I think under £5
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martincgilbert
August 19, 2018|
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Response from ManchesterAb1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, No problem, there are interesting displays with easy access. Enjoy
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shanethornton67
April 17, 2018|
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Response from derekbjohnstone | Reviewed this property |
If you commit a heinous crime, then yes but as a ordinary member of the public then no. Worth mentioning NO photography allowed in museum
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