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Shrewsbury Prison Night Behind Bars

The Ultimate Sleepover

Next availability: Friday 7th June, 8pm

Night Behind Bars at Shrewsbury Prison is a 12 hour overnight stay in a prison, without the sentence! Could you handle a whole night?

Is this possible? At Shrewsbury Prison it is and we promise to let you out in the morning – good behaviour permitting, of course! This is a rare opportunity to spend 12 hours behind bars at the 6th ranked Dark Tourism site in the world - one of the UK’s most haunted jails. This event is an 18+ event only.

Event Overview

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Stay overnight in a real prison at Shrewsbury Prison

Locked up

There is a whole world to explore. It is a fantastic experience for couples, groups of friends and those with an interest in the paranormal.

At 8pm you will be met by prison staff, let into the prison through the huge wooden gates and shown to your cell for the night. This is a traditional Victorian cell providing a truly authentic experience.

As part of this awesome experience, a Prison Officer will take you and your fellow inmates for a tour of the jail. You will visit, amongst other areas of the prison, two Victorian wings, a number of themed cells, the segregation unit (including the strip cell), and finish in the execution room. After the tour you are free to explore the site or, of course, retire to your cell for the next few hours. Some will choose to go ghost hunting and others to play games – the choice is yours. BUT don’t even think of escaping – you won’t have time to burrow out Shawshank Redemption style and the walls are VERY high.

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Spend the night in a real prison at Shrewsbury Prison

Dinner Behind Bars

The original prison kitchen, now serving as a restaurant, provides hot meals and snacks. There is also a licensed bar on-site, all open ‘till 10pm.

For the night owls amongst you, the prison staff are on-site all-night checking for good behaviour and also available to answer any questions you may have.

You will be woken early in the morning (no tardiness in prison!) to the smell of fresh coffee and a hearty breakfast. We open the giant security gates at 7am when we release you back into the world with your memories of a very unusual night. And, we are confident, many tales to tell!

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Opening Hours

Mon-Sun: 10am-5pm