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“Dartmoor veiled in mist? Try prison museum for added atmosphere”

Dartmoor Prison Museum
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$362.56*
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Magical Dartmoor: One Day Luxury Private Guided Tour from Cornwall
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Dartmoor veiled in mist? Try prison museum for added atmosphere”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Very imformative and for £2 an absolute bargain. we stayed for over 2 hours looking at exhibits, prisoners' craftwork and less endearing creations and the video gives you an idea of the regime and conditions the current inmates experience.

Visited October 2012
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Great Little Museum”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

What a wonderful museum, very interesting. Lots of history and stories of prisoners. I read some fascinating stuff. The staff were very helpful and told us to ask questions if we wanted more information. Spent an enjoyable hour here and could have spent longer.

Visited October 2012
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Agra India
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“FULL OF HISTORY”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Never knew that soldiers from the American war of independance were locked up here and French soldiers from the Napoleonic war and also that Gangsters and Rascals sprang a man from the prison. well worth the vist ans so pleased i went.

Visited September 2012
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3 Thank Huxley P
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Devon
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381 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,329 helpful votes
“Well done, needs to be much bigger.”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Very surprised how interesting this was. Much more to it than we expected. The materials, text and breadth of thoughtful non boring presentation deserves much more space. Shop good too.

Visited July 2012
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3 Thank Cr0wM
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Northampton
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74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good history of prison life and some interesting stories”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

We visited whilst in Devon on holiday and it was a perfect location for an hour or two with the children. They were given a quiz to do which focussed them onto the various exhibits and gave us a chance to read some of the information with them rather than the usual rushing around to stop them touching anything... The curator was extremely nice and very knowledgeable. Look out for the display of weapons made by prisoners whilst in the prison, very inventive if a little nasty to think about how they would have used them.

Visited August 2012
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3 Thank Allan G
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