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Dartmoor Prison Museum

Princetown, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6RR, England
+44 1822 892130
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Princetown, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6RR, England
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+44 1822 892130
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I cannot believe how much I learnt in my visit to the museum today, Pip the tour guide was amazing! He was so enthusiastic about everything. Couldn't fault anything. Pip was more than happy to take my family and I around the entire museum telling...More

2  Thank Amy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to have a look. Very informative so much to see only small but well worth a visit also has a great gift shop

1  Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a Gem. Nice welcome from the 'screws', lovely fellows. Excellent value for money, something for everybody. It really was an education! Glad we had the opportunity to buy a wee garden ornament made by one of the inmates, a lovely reminder of a very...More

3  Thank Alex A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely little museum packed full of fascinating history and artefacts from the Prison's history. We stayed for nearly 2 hours and still didn't see everything. Lots to read (perhaps some larger print signs might help) and also see - things such as little cherry...More

4  Thank PQ2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So interesting seeing what it's like inside Dartmoor prison and what has gone on in there over the years. And cheap to get in. Also good to buy presents that the prisoners have made.

3  Thank Sherry L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a friend along to see 'Dartmoor' and so planned a stop here to have a look at the museum. It was better than I expected having read some reviews talking about endless laminated A4 pieces of paper. Its true there are displays which lack...More

2  Thank N9eav
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is well worth a visit if you are in the area. We visited with our 2 dogs who were made to feel at home as soon as we entertained with doggy treats on offer. At just £3.50 per person this outing is definitely...More

2  Thank Ellie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried to visit the museum last year, but we arrived just as the museum was closing, so we made sure we didn't miss it this year. I have to say that I really didn't think that it would impress me, but when I got...More

2  Thank Jack P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little museum set out very nicely in the prison’s old dairy farm. We had a fantastic and informative welcome from Pip who we saw later giving a detailed overview to a large group of German students. The staff obviously are very passionate about the...More

3  Thank ClareWestoby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit, it offers fantastic views of the working prison opposite as well as great insights into the history of the prison and the wider penal system. The museum has great exhibits including items from the prison, uniforms and real...More

2  Thank balmoraljames
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lizziecharlton1967
17 January 2017|
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Response from Norma M | Reviewed this property |
I think your question should be directed to the museum as I like you, was a visitor although I didn't find distance to other end of village a problem. Sorry I can't really help more.
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Peter P
18 June 2016|
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Response from PumaSofia | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is open weekends Friday and Sunday 09.30 -16.00 last entry 15.30. Mobday to Thursday & Saturday 9.30 to 16.30. last entry 16.00. Hope that's ok for you. Am sorry for delay as I was on Holiday in Majorca just got... More
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Preedman
27 February 2016|
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Response from Jock M | Reviewed this property |
My initial answer would have been to look at the map and work it out yourself but we did experience some "interesting" conditions within the park this winter. Road by the prison was truly awash and best taken carefully. Many... More
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