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HMP Dartmoor Prison Heritage Centre
Open today: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Fantastic place to visit.

We really enjoyed our visit here and found it fascinating and sad at the same time. The guy who was... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
christinecT9949RI
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Interesting and informative

Time melted away reading about the history of the prison and seeing it in the context of historical... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

The museum is situated within walking distance from the actual prison. At first we parked in the prison car park and could hear the inmates in the recreational yard. We then realised that the museum car park is located further up the road on the opposite side, so re-parked there. The curator is very informative of past inmates and their crimes. There is a mock-up cell and also shows some of the handmade weapons that inmates have made inside. On show are some of the restraining implements used. There is a film where inmates give their own story of life inside. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

If it rains in Dartmoor (and it frequently does!) this is a great place to spend a couple of hours.

It's in the former prison dairy right opposite the actual prison. The displays are a little worn but the information is comprehensive.

Thank Julie P
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

A very interesting exhibition of life in Dartmoor Prison during the past and present. Staff were helpful. The items made by prisoners were beautiful.

Thank susiegreen196
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Very friendly staff greet you at the reception and give some breif details of the prison. Very reasonably priced and detailed descriptions on the exhibits. Lovely garden oraments made by the prisoners are availabe to buy also at reasonable prices.

Thank Gillian C
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This is a must if you are passing through Princetown.

A really interesting combination of displays taking the visitor through the fascinating history of Dartmoor Prison.

Thank HellyH4
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