Opening Times & Prices
Dartmoor Prison Museum
A fascinating insight into prison life
Monday to Thursday
9:30 to 4:30pm
9:30 to 4:00pm
Museum will be closed to the public from
31st January 2020 and is planned to reopen on 13th February 2021
REVIEWS OF DARTMOOR PRISON MUSEUM
"Absolutely fascinating I’m amazed at the ingenious prisoners concealing contraband and making weapons – crikey."
"This museum is superb... its crazy how smart prisoners actually were. It gave me an insight on how much prisons have changed over the years."
Zoe - Plymouth
"My Grandad was a prison officer here and this has been a most fascinating tour. Many thanks to the helpful museum curator."
Mrs Pain – Lincs
"Wow utterly amazing. I loved every bit of it, can't wait to come back."
Merryn – Falmouth
"Gosh, wouldn’t want to end up here!"
Karen – Nairobi - Kenya
"We live locally in Plymouth and though we would visit the Museum today. There is a great deal we have learnt about the prison. A brilliant local resource and excellent presentation."
Stuart – Plymouth
"Amazing to be able to see the way people lived only half a century ago. Unbelievable how times change so quickly."
Natalie – Carshalton
"Fascinating exhibition and I am grateful to the staff for telling me about conditions of the conscientious objectors in the First World War."
Cheryl - Dorset
"Reading about the 'A-Frame' sent shivers down my spine. The museum has a wonderful collection and provides a very real sense of what prison like was like."
Harriet – Brighton
"An eye opener. So glad I have never had to go to prison. Puts you off doing wrong things."
Cameron - Edinburgh
"Danke für Diere interessante ausstellung!"
Monika – Germany
"Interesting and poignant. What brutal places prisons were and some were not even criminals, but prisoners of war and others conscientious objects!"
Mitchell – Devon.
"A remarkable museum, interesting to see the changes over the years and the way of like of the prisoners over the generations"
Denise - Norfolk.
"Es War sehr interessant aber auch traurig wie die menschen sind."
Isabella – Germany
"Macabre entertainment, informative, fascinating, horrifying and just plain awesome. Must keep this place going! Well done to all the volunteers."
"A real eye opener as to what prisoners had to go through years ago they really were punished."
Daphne – Cornwall
"Fantastic exhibits, great for the children and very informative."
The Neves – East Sussex
"I loved finding the answers to the quiz questions and learning lots more about prison life!"
Sophie - Merthyr Tydfil
"Awesome and interesting"
Mark - South Africa