Educational Groups

Educational Groups

Give your educational group the fun and exciting experience of visiting a Victorian prison. From the moment your group step through the giant oak prison gates, and hear them clang shut behind them, they’ll know that they are in for a truly immersive experience.


  • Group 19 Tailor Made Programme
  • Group 8 Prison Tour
  • Group 6 Prisoner Experience
  • Group 12 Cell Escape
  • Group 6 Mini Cell Escape
  • Group 12 Mini Team Building
Primary School Trips Shrewsbury Prison

Very few people get the opportunity to experience a real Victorian prison. Running day trips like these, shines a light on the history of prison life and offers an insight into an otherwise unknown world.

Whether you are a Beaver, Rainbow, Cub, Brownie, Scout, Guide, Explorer or Ranger our day trips can be perfect for growing, learning and having fun.

We welcome home educators, with groups of 8 or more children we can offer an exciting day out from home.

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Tailor Made Programmes for Your Day Trip 

Guided Tours form the basis of all educational trips; additional activities can be added to suit pupils learning requirements.

The Tour

The experience starts in reception where prisoners were processed, takes in the wings, the cells, including the segregation units, exercise yards, healthcare and the execution room. The experience is around an hour and half and starts in reception where prisoners were processed and takes in the wings, the cells, exercise yards, healthcare and the execution room.

Prisoner Experience 

Your group will experience what it is like to be processed into prison. Handing over their belongings they will change into a prison order orange jumpsuit. (over their normal clothes)

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Cell Escape 

Your group will be split into small groups, allocated a cell and given an allotted time to escape solving puzzles and clues. This encourages collaborative working and is mentally challenging


Choosing from a range of topics your group will get the opportunity to ask as many questions as they like and have topical discussions with the ex-officers. The officer’s prison experience is invaluable and offers a truly unique insight.

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Mini Cell Escape (for Rainbows, Beavers, Cubs and Brownies)

Children will be split into groups, placed into cells and given an allotted time to escape using puzzles and clues.

Mini Team Building (for Rainbows, Beavers, Cubs and Brownies)

Your children will be split into groups to complete the following games.

Body Whispers: Like Chinese whispers, but children will use their bodies to communicate.

Walking the mile: Trust your fellow peers to guide their group through different obstacles.

Prison mattresses: Using only 2 prison mattresses the group must get from one side of the room to the other without stepping on the floor.

Our education co-ordinator can send over our brochure and booking form for your day trip at Shrewsbury Prison.

We advise booking as far in advance as possible to get your desired date

To book contact our dedicated sales team.


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Opening Hours

Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm ( Thurs: 10am-9pm )

Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm