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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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An interesting collection...

A quaint museum/collection displaying aspects of the 200 year history of Dartmoor Prison. Friendly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alan F
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England, United Kingdom
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Well worth a visit

During a recent trip to Devon we decided, on recommendation, to visit this museum opposite the... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2018
Wendy P
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East Preston, United Kingdom
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“small museum” (3 reviews)
“rainy day” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:30
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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+44 1822 322130
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A quaint museum/collection displaying aspects of the 200 year history of Dartmoor Prison. Friendly and knowledgeable staff that will let you leave... if you behave well. Exhibits are many and well displayed, although my English teacher (and the b* dog she used to have tied...More

Thank Alan F
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

During a recent trip to Devon we decided, on recommendation, to visit this museum opposite the prison and spent a worthwhile couple of hours looking around. It is well laid out and the history is fascinating, including that of some of the previous inmates. In...More

1  Thank Wendy P
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Dartmoor prison is one of those places you see or hear about so we decided to go and visit the museum, situated opposite the prison the small museum is worthy of a visit, very interesting history laid out well. various memorabilia, items made by former...More

Thank Eleanor B
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Moving from Looe to Dawlish go via Dartmoor and Princetown home of the infamous Dartmoor Prison, just up the road is the Museum. Well worth an hourbtomwander round and read the history of the prison, its inmates and escapees. 4 rooms full,of history . Much...More

Thank Al B
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Dartmoor prison has fascinated me since I was a child so we finally took an opportunity whilst driving through Dartmoor on our way home to visit the museum. We received a lovely welcome and the kids were full of questions which were answered with detail....More

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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...More

1  Thank jeanh889
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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 Helly H
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