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Dartmoor Prison Museum

Year 9 trip to Dartmoor Prison Museum

On Friday 7th June, Year 9 travelled to Dartmoor prison museum to investigate and learn about what life was like in Dartmoor prison through the past decades since it opened. We learnt that originally, it was used as a prisoner of war camp and captured soldiers were brought here to work. After that it was opened to convicts, and is still a functioning prison to this day. At present there are 627 prisoners in Dartmoor prison. Our guide Paul then showed us around the perimeter of the prison, and the cemetery, where there are memorials for the soldiers who died whilst incarcerated at the prison.

At the musuem, there are lots of artefacts including old prison record books, photographs of prisoners and the wardens, and a collection of contraband items including handmade tattoo guns and mobile phones! It was a fun day, and we can't wait to use our learning from the day in our humanities lessons this term.

         

Miss Alcock