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Christmas Market

A Christmas Market With A Difference

Next availability: Saturday 10th, 10am

Back for its 2nd year, and due to last year's success Shrewsbury Prison Christmas Market will be running over 2 days - Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th December. Once again its completely free to enter, register your FREE tickets now.

Event Overview

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Visitors arriving at Shrewsbury Prison Christmas Market

A traditional style market

Full of festive atmosphere, showcasing many different gifts, crafts, clothing, games, toys, and street food suppliers, but with one big twist. It’s set within the grounds of Shrewsbury Prison, Shropshire’s top rated tourist destination and winner of TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice 2022 Award.

Shrewsbury Prison is ideally situated in central Shrewsbury, with great access to local transport links.

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Shrewsbury Prison Christmas Market Exercise Yard

Welcome to Shrewsbury Prison

Upon arrival you will enter through our 200-year-old gates and find yourself in the prison courtyard. The first area prisoners would have seen behind the walls and where their journey behind bars begins.

From here you can see the outside of the original Georgian Governors house, which in more recent years was used as the governor’s office, from which the prison was run.

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Visitors enjoying the Shrewsbury Prison Christmas Market

Your Christmas Market experience

In the exercise yard you will find a range of street food vendors and drink providers, serving delicious foods, cakes, mince pies and of course a lovely cup of mulled wine to warm you on a chilly winter’s day.

The main market is situated in the buildings at the rear of the prison site, which include the Visits area, the chapel, and sports hall. You can browse through more than 65 stalls offering Christmas gifts, decorations, clothing and much more from local independent businesses.

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Charity Partnership

Shrewsbury Prison has partnered with ‘Prison Museum Trust’, a charity committed to protecting, preserving and exhibiting artefacts of prison history & heritage.

This Christmas we will be giving back to the people of Shrewsbury once again, by offering up our historic site to play host to this wonderful market.

As previous years there will be no entry costs to visitors, so you can access the whole market for FREE.

We will be collecting donations on the day for the Prison Museum Trust to support their work in establishing prison museums, which we would love to see visit Shrewsbury Prison in 2023. Donations are not mandatory and there is no obligation, we simply ask if you can spare a small donation please support this worthy cause.

Entry to Shrewsbury Prison attraction is not included, but tickets for the attraction can be purchased in advance or on the day.

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Shrewsbury Prison Christmas Market Stall

Stallholders

For anyone interested in taking a stall please download and return our Stallholders Information and application forms below:

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Opening Hours

Mon-Sun: 10am-5pm