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.Learn More
Easter Holiday Experience
- 2 EGG’CELL’ent prison themes
- Challenge suitable for all ages
- Great for families and children
- Self-Guided Tour included
- Explore the prison at your own pace
- Discover 200 years of history
- Educational Booklets for all ages
- Shropshire’s Number 1 Attraction
Easter Egg Reward
- Certificate of completion
- Easter egg treat!
- For all activities
- For children aged 16 and under
DIVE INTO 200 YEARS OF PRISON HISTORY
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!
TRIPADVISOR’S #1 DESTINATION
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.
HOME TO INFAMOUS INMATES
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!
- Guided by Prison Officers
- Self-Guided option
- Great for all ages