Welcome to the Dartmoor
Prison Museum Website
“Dartmoor Prison has a long and fascinating history that
has seen many changes in its fortunes. But it is also at the cutting
edge of modern penal practice, developing ways to help offenders
change their lives and to protect the public.
HMP Dartmoor is part of one of the world's most successful and respected
prison systems. I think it will surprise you and I hope you will
take the opportunity to find out more about this hidden but uniquely
interesting world, and to think hard about the serious issues of
crime, punishment and rehabilitation."
Terry Witton - Governor, HMP Dartmoor
Unique Insight into Prison Life
the history of one of England's most famous prisons, Dartmoor Prison
Museum reflects the heritage of HMP Dartmoor from Prisoner of War
Depot to the present day. The interesting collection of artefacts
provides a unique insight into prison life both past and present.
Of interest to all ages and groups, Dartmoor Prison Museum is located in the old dairy buildings with parking available. Coaches welcome by appointment.