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Charity & Recreational Groups

Charity & Recreational Groups

A perfect day trip out at Shrewsbury Prison for charity groups. 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 real-life experience, without the gimmicks.

Very few people get the opportunity to experience a prison until they are sent there for committing an offence. We offer your group the opportunity to visit a real prison shining a light on history from 1793 to present day.


  • Group 19 Tailor Made Programme
  • Prison Tour
  • Group 9 Q&A
Charity Groups and Recreational Trips

Your two-hour no holds barred tour showcases life inside. Ex-prison officers with real experience will take your group through the traditional prison wings, furnished cells, healthcare, segregation, prisoners’ kitchen, visits, hangman’s bedroom and finish in the execution room.

Who were the infamous inmates? How many escaped? When was the last hanging? How do drugs get into jail? These all are just a handful of questions your group may want to ask when visiting us at Shrewsbury Prison.

Whether you are a group organiser for a W.I, Rotary Club or U3A group, as long as you have 15 members or more, you will receive a group discount on the tour.

Recreational Group Trips at Shrewsbury Prison

Catering Behind Bars

Our onsite restaurant is open all day, with a variety of meals, light bites and hot and cold drinks to re-fuel your group. You can book in advance or on the day. Buffet options are also available on request and we can cater for all dietary requirements.

Don’t forget to visit our onsite gift shop selling our latest merchandise from pens, notepads and mugs to a wide range of clothing.

To book your event contact our dedicated sales team.

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Opening Hours

Mon-Sun: 10am-5pm