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Dartmoor Prison Heritage Centre

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Monday to Thursday and Saturday 9.30am - 12.30pm, 1.30pm - 4.30pm; Friday and Sunday 9.30am - 12.30pm, 1.30pm - 4.00pm

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Tel. 01822 892 130

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Unlocking 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 21st century. Dartmoor Prison, reckoned in Victorian times to be the hardest and most severe in England, has been in constant use from 1850 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.

HMP Dartmoor Museum, Princetown, Dartmoor, Devon. PL20 6RR. Tel. 01822 322130.

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