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“Expect to be a little shaken !”

Dartmoor Prison Museum
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is a tricky one to review as it is absolutely NOT a 'professional' museum but it's very nature is fascinating. The problem, I think, is that learning about the dark side of life is usually uncomfortable for most people but we are drawn and indeed we should be informed. Expect mixed emotions and reactions. Not a jolly one for the kiddies.

Cheap to enter at £3 for adults with usual reductions, free adjacent car park, easy access past the jolly little gnomes (escapees !) to see the torture rack. No pics. Have fun picking out the grammatical errors, weak lighting but learn lots of things you never knew; how about the 'forgotten war' of 1812 ?

Sorry but things do need a bit of a sharpen up here so it's only a '2' from me at the moment but let's hope next time I can make it more. I hope this is helpful.

1  Thank Jim R
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

we stopped here on the way home,and was well worth the visit.The displays were informative and interesting and the drive over the moor made it a very good journey

Thank rickarch
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

Dartmoor prison museum maybe a small place but worth a visit I have brought many items that the prisoners have made give it a whirl .

Thank beverlynewton
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

Visited as part of a coach tour i organised. Very interesting and staff very helpful and informative. At this price you can't go wrong. An ideal back up if the weather is bad.

1  Thank Matthew M
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

You learn about why the prison was built. It was an eye opener and it is worth a visit. It is in Princetown next to Dartmoor and the drive to this place is breath taking, doesn't matter from which direction you drive.

2  Thank joycedano1
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