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Grove Prison Museum

About

We are a small museum showing and explaining about the history of the HMYOI, during its Convict Prison days, Borstal Institute days, Youth Custody and Young Offenders Institute days, with film, snippits of information, photographs and items of interest on show.

Admission:

Free admission, however a donation is welcome as we are not funded by HMYOI, or anyone else.

Opening times:

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10.00am - 2.00pm throughout the year.

Closed for a fortnight before Christmas, including Christmas week and a fortnight after New Year.

Learning

We have had children accompanied by parents. It is possible to have a party of 10 - 20 children if they supervised by teachers.

We have had PROBUS society and EDAS throughout the year.

Facilities

Museum facilities

Parking  
Refreshments  
Gift shop   
Gardens/Grounds  
Toilets  
Toilets for Wheelchair Users   
Guided Tours   
Audio Tours   
Wheelchair Accessability  Yes, via staff help through doors at rear of the building
Induction Loop   
Facilities for the Blind / Visually Impaired   
Group Visits Yes
School Visits Yes
Outreach activities Yes

Contact

Grove Prison Museum
Deputy Governors House
c/o HMYOI and HMP Portland
104 Grove Road
The Grove
Portland

DT5 1DL

01305715726 (during museum hours)

Jhutton12@sky.com