The Great EGGscape at Shrewsbury Prison


  • 1st – 16th April 2023
  • Group 5 Open Daily 10am-5pm
  • Easter Egg & Certificate Reward
  • Interactive Activities For All Ages
  • confetti Shropshire’s No. 1 Attraction

Easter at Shrewsbury Prison

Join in on our Easter activities running from 1st – 16th of April. Experience 200 years of history, with engaging activities suitable for all ages!

If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience these Easter holidays, you’re in the right place. With a wide range of family activities, you can explore the whole prison at your leisure and soak up the atmospheric surroundings of this amazing historic prison.

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Shrewsbury Prison Self Guided Tour

Easter Holiday Experience

EGG-scape Rooms

  • 2 EGG’CELL’ent prison themes
  • Challenge suitable for all ages
  • Great for families and children
  • Self-Guided Tour included
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Self-Guided Tours

  • Explore the prison at your own pace
  • Discover 200 years of history
  • Educational Booklets for all ages
  • Shropshire’s Number 1 Attraction
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Easter Egg Reward

  • Certificate of completion
  • Easter egg treat!
  • For all activities
  • For children aged 16 and under
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Filled with Fascinating Tales

Shrewsbury Prison is one of the UK’s most notorious Victorian prisons which welcomed over 300 prisoners across 194 cells and two wings. Steeped in history and jaw-dropping true stories, look forward to a unique insight into life behind bars this Easter. What will you discover during your visit behind bars?

From infamous prison escapes to cold-blooded crimes and the day-to-day activities of the inmates; Shrewsbury Prison is full of unforgettable stories that will amaze and astound you!

Shrewsbury Prison Gatelodge
Awesome family day out. The whole experience from entering the prison to leaving was welcome, authentic, unique and comes highly recommended.
Tammy P


We’re proud to be rated the #1 tourist destination in Shropshire on Tripadvisor, with an average rating of 4.5/5 from over 2,500 reviews. Visit us to see what we’re all about!

As seen on the big screen

From Hollywood blockbusters to BBC dramas, Shrewsbury Prison has provided iconic backdrops for many films and TV series that have graced our screens.

Most recently, the prison was one of the focal attractions used for BBC One’s The Apprentice. In the episode, the prison’s immersive events offering was showcased as candidates were challenged to sell tickets to experience the immersive attractions at Shrewsbury Prison.

The Apprentice Candidates at Shrewsbury Prison


Robert Welch was a key member of the infamous 15-man gang that stole £2.6 million from a Royal Mail train in August 1963. This is the equivalent to £50 million today! He was incarcerated in Shrewsbury in 1964 following a 30-year sentence.

Learn more about our infamous inmates on our fascinating Guided Tours!

Convict Robert Welch


  • Guided by Prison Officers
  • Self-Guided option
  • Great for all ages
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