University Trips at Shrewsbury Prison

Increase your student’s knowledge and passion at Shrewsbury Prison

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


  • Group 19 Tailor Made Programme
  • Group 8 The Tour
  • Group 12 Prisoner Experience
  • Cell Escape
  • Group 9 Q&A
Shrewsbury Prison University Trips

History, Psychology, Law and Sociology can be covered in the tour and Q&A sessions depending on your chosen topic. Our ex-prison officers offer a real experience without the gimmicks or artifice.

The Tour

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

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.

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University Trips to Shrewsbury Prison

Prisoner Experience & Cell Escape

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

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

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We advise booking as far in advance as possible to get your desired date. To book, please contact our dedicated sales team.

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