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HMP Dartmoor Prison Heritage Centre

Dartmoor Dartmoor Dartmoor Tavistock Road, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6RR, England
+44 1822 322130
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Interesting

a lot of memorabilia and very interesting to walk around and see and read the history there was... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2015
Shirley B
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Interesting but could be improved

We had a very interesting tour with excellent information given by the man on reception . However... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2015
D B
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“small museum” (3 reviews)
“rainy day” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Dartmoor Dartmoor Dartmoor Tavistock Road, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6RR, England
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"for sale"
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"interesting history"
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"inmates"
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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
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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
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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

Thank Matrix0526
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

It was the history of the prison since the beginning. Staff were very helpful. It took a couple of hours and was well worth it.

Thank ravvianne
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

What the museum lacked in exhibits was more than compensated for, by the enthusiasm of the curators.

Thank Chris B
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Really liked this museum, lots on display and so interesting! You can also take your Dog in (if well behaved), thought my Dog didnt take well to some of the dummies modelling the prison uniforms! You are not allowed to take pictures inside the museum...More

Thank Helliekins
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The stark dark granite walls of Dartmoor prison in Princetown, rise up steeply from the grassy slopes below. Who can imagine being improsoned here when it was first built, let alone now. Built to contain the prisoners from the Napolionic wars, it is still a...More

1  Thank ChefCliveM
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

Value for money only £3 each, great way on filling an hour, when it was pouring with rain. Very interesting to know the history of the prison.

2  Thank Andy549
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

Yesterday morning, 23rd July, I visited the Dartmoor Prison Heritage Centre in Princetown, Devon. What a fascinating and truly original museum. Artifacts abound from the time the gaol was a War Prison containing French and American Prisoners of War during the Napoleonic War in the...More

2  Thank Michael F
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