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HMP Dartmoor Prison Heritage Centre

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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sadly even though their were no inmates here we could not take any photographs inside...seems that... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2016
Hayle, United Kingdom
Don't pass by if you go to look at Dartmoor Prison

Cleverly laid out building just opposite to the prison, converted to be the museum. Hundreds of... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2015
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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All reviews couple of hours small museum rainy day well worth a visit interesting visit few hours for sale interesting history inmates princetown curator weapons photographs dolls information cell reception
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Reviewed 25 January 2016

sadly even though their were no inmates here we could not take any photographs inside...seems that a picture of a diarama may assit escapes!!. Chap seemed fed up and perhaps on this cold wet day he was right.

1  Thank RoyL65
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Cleverly laid out building just opposite to the prison, converted to be the museum. Hundreds of fascinating pieces and photographs, plus a very knowledgeable ex-warder who is happy to expand on any of the exhibits. Free parking

Thank carvertrotter
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Good place to visit on a rainy day. Mildly interesting history of prison life over the years. Located in the Dartmoor National Park with hiking trails and Prison Cafe near by. The cafe serves wonderful scones.

Thank CR42015
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

A really interesting place to visit. Wasn't really looking forward to going to a prison museam. But really pleased I went. Well worth a couple of hours.

Thank Sandra F
Reviewed 21 June 2015

Well worth a visit if you in the area - curator very knowledgeable and helpful - learnt a lot on visit - can also visit the old church and the Dartmoor visitor centre -

Thank 55tania
Reviewed 19 May 2015

My wife worked in a prison in the North East and she was keen to visit, I was not but really enjoyed my visit. It left me wondering how successful these engenious prisoners could have been if the stayed on the straight and narrow. Worth...More

Thank Michael K H
Reviewed 13 March 2015

The WWI exhibition was extremely interesting, throwing light not just upon the impact of the war upon Dartmoor, but what must have been a similar experience in the rest of Devon. The general Dartmoor exhibition is though quite disappointing - in fact it is almost...More

Thank pantodame1
Reviewed 3 March 2015

a lot of memorabilia and very interesting to walk around and see and read the history there was nothing to dislike.

Thank Shirley B
Reviewed 23 February 2015

We had a very interesting tour with excellent information given by the man on reception . However we felt the exhibition was not very professionally done. There is so much information crammed onto the walls it could have been handled in a much more interesting...More

1  Thank D B
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed going been there done time and now brought t-shirt it was nice to see the other side and how the system works good feed back from staff

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