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Everything you need to know about Shrewsbury Prison is available in our FAQs below. Have a more unique question? Get in touch with the team today.

How long is the Guided Tour?

The Guided Tour lasts for approx. 1.5 hours. You are welcome to spend time before, after or both exploring the site.

How long should I allow for the Self-Guided Tour?

We would recommend between 1.5 and 2 hours for the Self-Guided Tour, but you are welcome to spend as long as you like exploring the prison.

Do you have a restaurant on site?

Yes, we do! We serve a range of home made cakes, bakes and a selection of delicious hot and cold food.

Can I buy a souvenir?

Yes, we have a gift shop, located in our visitor centre selling a wide range of merchandise.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, we love well behaved dogs to visit us at the prison!

Can I take photos within the attraction?

Yes, there are plenty of great CELLfie points!

Do I need to book in advance?

We advise that you book in advance online to guarantee entrance as the demand for our tours is very high, especially during peak times.

Can I just turn up and pay on the door as a Self-Guider?

Yes, you can but we recommend booking online to avoid disapointment.

Is there parking nearby?

Yes, there is a pay and display car park opposite the prison and a British Rail car park is located less than 5 minutes walk away.

Is there a discount for a group visit?

Yes, please contact our specialist team using our contact form.

Who do I contact about educational visits?

Please contact our specialist team using our contact form to enquire about our Education Behind Bars Programme.

Is the site suitable for disabled access?

Please see our section on accessibility for more information.

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Opening Hours

Mon-Sun: 10am-5pm