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Attraction Information

Dartmoor Prison Museum, which used to be advertised as Dartmoor Prison Heritage Centre, offers the chance to learn about one of the most famous (and notorious) prisons in the world! Unlock over 200 years of turbulent history, from the prison's beginning as a Prisoner of War depot through to present day. Great for a bit of secret schooling, but captivating even with shallow interest too.

There are a number of interesting artefacts on display, providing a unique insight into ‘life inside' both past and present. The collections include intricate bone carvings made by French Prisoners of War, plus examples of prisoner artwork, including ‘The Last Supper', which was painted by a prisoner associated with the Krays!

Another popular part of the museum, known as the ‘Black Museum', holds displays with examples of the numerous confiscated weapons and escape items! So look out for straitjackets, makeshift knives, manacles, escape stories, and more!


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Opening Times

Monday to Thursday and Saturday 09:30 - 16:30

Friday and Sunday 09:30 - 16:00

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Pricing & Tickets

General Admission
Adults: £4.00
Seniors (over 60): £3.00
Kids (6-18): £3.00
Under 5s: Free
Family (2 adults and up to 3 kids): £12.00

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Yes, there is parking onsite.

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Contact Details

HMP Dartmoor
PL20 6RR

Tel: 01822 322130

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