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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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Very interesting

The museum is situated within walking distance from the actual prison. At first we parked in the... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
jeanh889
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Washington
Interesting rainy day activity

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

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Julie P
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM - 4:00 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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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

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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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

It was good to kill a few hours ....we had a very interesting introduction by a nice man . Everyone in the group enjoyed the museum. Some interesting things to see . Shame there wasn't a cafe

Thank Susan J
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

went out for a drive and went and saw the prison from a distance u can see it u can't drive up close to it but the village was nice

Thank Janice S
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

The moors were misty( surprise!) so popped in for a couple of hours. It was full of full if information, curios, running videoswritten accounts and the whole history, all presentd in a very informative manner. Lovely to see, and glad I wasn't an inmate, even...More

Thank bonardancer
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

For a small museum it it full of wondrous information regarding this iconic prison. The history of this establishment is unbelievable and the staff within the museum were very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend driving or walking a few more yards past the prison and...More

1  Thank Mez306
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Drove here today but it was closed. The nearby visitor centre mentions something about building works. This is a great museum so I hope it reopens soon but check before you make a special journey.

1  Thank sheepygold
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