Dartmoor Prison Museum


Vividly portrayed are more than 200 years of this prison’s turbulent history ranging from the beginning, when Dartmoor was a Prisoner of War Depot for French and American prisoners of war, to the later convict era through to today.

The Dartmoor Prison Museum attracts more than 35,000 visitors every year from all over the world.

Some of the artefacts and documents on display will surprise you but will certainly enable you to form an opinion about prison life.


  • Princetown
  • Yelverton
  • Devon
  • PL20 6RR